# Hairu shares his stickers part 59 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ462

Hairu, Sarin and Fatimah have 144 stickers altogether. At first, Hairu gave 12 stickers to Sarin. Then, Sarin gave 8 stickers to Fatimah. After that, Fatimah gave 20 stickers to Hairu. The total number of stickers that Sarin and Fatimah have now is half that of what Hairu has. The number of stickers that Sarin has now is 3/5 of the number of stickers that Fatimah has. How many stickers did Hairu and Fatimah have altogether at first?

Solution:

Start the math model with the number of stickers that Sarin has is 3/5 of the stickers that Fatimah has then includes the information that the total number of stickers that Sarin and Fatimah have is half that of what Hairu has.

Since Sarin’s stickers is 3/5 fraction of Fatimah’s stickers

The Total number of units for Sarin and Fatimah stickers = 8 units

The number of stickers that Hairu has = 16 units

The stickers are trahsfer between them, the total number of stickers no changed = 144

The math model,

Per the model,

24 units = 144

1 unit = 6 stickers

Hairu given away 12 stickers but got back 20 stickers

The number of sticker that Hairu has at first = 16 × 6 + 12 – 20 = 88

Fatimah given away 20 stickers and got back 8 stickers

The number of stickers that Fatimah has at first = 5 × 6 + 20 – 8 = 42

The number of stickers that Hairu and Fatimah have at first = 88 + 42 = 130