# Hairu shares his stickers part 45 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ375

Sarin, Fatimah and Hairu share a box of stickers equally. There are n stickers in the packet. Fatimah gives 2 of her stickers to Hairu and gives 10 of her stickers to Sarin.

a. Express the number of stickers Fatimah has left in terms of n.

b. How many stickers did Hairu and Sarin have finally?

Solution:

They have equal number of stickers initially

The initial model Each of them has stickers initially = n/3

Total number of stickers give away by Fatimah = 2 + 10 = 12

The number of stickers Fatimah left with = (n/3 – 12)

The final model The number of stickers each of them has stickers initially = n/3

The number of stickers Hairu and Sarin has finally = n/3 + n/3 + 12 = 2 (n/3 + 6)

Make a Check:

Total number of stickers = (n/3 – 12) + n/3 + n/3 + 12 = 3n/3 = n

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