Sarin’s family in Kluang part 9 (Math Question)


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Read the posting on Sarin’s family in Kluang about Sarin’s family venture in Kluang.

Challenge yourself with the question before look out for the given solution‼!

Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ356

Sarin visited the Popular Book Co. in Kluang mall during his family in Kluang. He bought 6 magazines and 3 books for $63. A magazine cost $3 less than a book. Find the cost of a magazine.


            The cost comparision on one magazine and one book as below diagram shown.




            The total cost model




            From the model

            9 units = 63 – 9 = 54

            1 unit = $6

            The cost of a magazine is $6

Alternative solution:

            By solving equation

            Set M as a magazine cost and B as a book cost

                        M = B – 3

                        6M + 3B = 63

            Solve the above two equations

                        6B – 18 + 3B = 63

                        9B = 81

                        1B = $9

                        The cost of a book = $9

                        The cost of a magazine = 9 – 3 = $6

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