A family in Singapore part 36 (Math Question)


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You can click here and read the posting on A family in Singapore about Sarin’s family.

Read the posting on Sarin learns concept of ratio in school to understand the concept of Ratio.

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ331

Sarin’s father had given Sarin and Hairu an equal amount of money. Sarin spent $20 each day and Hairu spent $25 each day. When Sarin had $157 left, Hairu had $82 left. How much did Hairu receive from his father?


            By using gap concept,

            Each day, the gap of their spending = 25 – 20 = $5

            After certain day, the different of money they left with = 157 – 82 = $75

            The number of days they spent the money = 75 ÷ 5 = 15

            The amount of money Hairu received from his father = 82 + 25 × 15 = $457

Alternative Solution:

            By ratio and math model,

            The amount of money Sarin and Hairu spent is fixed each

            Ratio of money spent, Sarin : Hairu = 20 : 25 = 4 : 5

            Draw the math model

            They have equal amount from than add the inform on spending ratio and money left




            From the model

            1 unit = 157 – 82 = $75

            The amount of money Hairu received from his father = 82 + 25 × 15 = $457         

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