Sarin and his coin bank part 39 (Math Question)

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You can read the posting on Sarin and his coin bank for the story of coin bank.

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

Read also the posting on Sarin learns the concept of Fraction (mathematics concept) to understand Fraction.

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

Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ401

Hairu had 5/7 as much money in his coin bank as compare to Sarin’s money in his coin bank. After each of them deposited $154 into their bank accounts, Hairu had 7/12 as much money in his coin bank as compare to Sarin’s money in the coin banks. How much did Sarin have at first in his coin bank?

Solution:

               Hairu had 7/12 as much money as Sarin after each of them deposited $154 into their bank accounts

               If we added back the $154 to each of them, Hairu were had 5/7 as much money as Sarin

               Draw the model

UPQ401-1

               Per the model

                                    11units = 154

                                    1 unit = 14

            The amount of money Sarin had at first = 14 × 35 = $490

Alternative Solution(1):

               The model

UPQ401-2

            Based on the model

                        (7H + 154)/5 = (12H + 154)/7

                        7×(7H + 154) = 5×(12H + 154)

                        49H + 7 × 154 = 60H + 5 × 154

                        11H = 2 × 154 = 308

                        1H = 28

            The amount of money Sarin had at first = 12 × 28 + 154 = $490     

Alternative Solution(2):

            Express using Ratio

            Original ratio

                        Hairu : Sarin = 5 : 7

            Deduct $154 from each of them to get Final ratio

            Final ratio

                        Hairu : Sarin = 7 : 12 = (5U – 154) : (7U – 154)

                        (5U – 154)/(7U – 154) = 7/12

                        12(5U – 154) = 7(7U – 154)

                        60U – 12 × 154 = 49U – 7 × 154

                        11U = 5 × 154

                        1U = 70

                        The amount of money Sarin had at first = 7 × 70 = $490

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