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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ423
The mass of Fatimah, Sarin and Hairu is in the ratio of 3 : 5 : 2. If Hairu’s mass is 24 kg, what is the average mass of three of them?
The mass ratio of three of them
Fatimah : Sarin : Hairu = 3 : 5 : 2
Hairu is 24 kg
2 units = 24 kg
1 unit = 12kg
The mass of Fatimah = 3 × 12 = 36kg
The mass of Sarin = 5 × 12 = 60kg
The total mass of three of them = 24 + 36 + 60 = 120kg
The average mass of three of them = 120 ÷ 3 = 40kg
The mass ratio model of three of them
Subdivide the each identical model block to 3
The new mass ratio model for three of them
To find average mass, redistribute the blocks equally to all three.
From the model
6 units = 24kg
1 unit = 4kg
The average mass = 10 × 4 = 40kg
To note: we subdivide each block by 3, as there are 3 people’s mass. This is to make it able to redistribute the subblocks.