# Sarin’s family and Ramadan Part 14 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ346

Sarin’s father needed to pack some canned foods into carton boxes for charity fair during Ramadan. In the morning, he packed 18 more than 1/3 of the total number of canned foods. After lunch break, he packed 22 less than 2/3 of the remaining number of canned foods. In the end, he still had 116 canned foods to pack. How many canned foods were there in all?

Solution:

The canned foods left over is 116 and was 1/3 plus 22 cans of the remaining canned foods at lunch break.

The 1/3 fraction of the remaining canned foods at lunch break = 116 – 22 = 94

1 unit = 94

Remaining canned foods at lunch break = 3 × 94 = 282

The remaining canned foods were 2/3 fraction of the total canned foods less 18 cans

2 units = 282 + 18 = 300

1 unit = 150

The total number of the canned foods = 3 × 150 = 450