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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ470**

Hairu had 20% more stickers than Sarin. Fatimah had 40% fewer stickers than Hairu. Fatimah lost 25% of her stickers and she had 540 stickers left. Sarin bought some stickers and the number of stickers that he had increased by 10%. How many stickers did the three children have on the end?

Solution:

Fatimah lost 25% of her stickers and left with 540 stickers

3 units = 540

1 unit = 180

The number of stickers that Fatimah has at first = 4 × 180 = 720

Fatimah had 40% fewer stickers than Hairu

From the model

3 units = 720

1 unit = 240

The number of stickers that Hairu has at first = 5 × 240 = 1200

Hairu had 20% more stickers than Sarin at first

From the model,

6 units = 1200

1 unit = 200

The number of stickers that Sarin has at first = 5 × 200 = 1000

The final number of stickers that Sarin had was 10% more

From the model

10 units = 1000

1 unit = 100

The number of stickers that Sarin has at the end = 11 × 100 = 1100

The number of stickers that the three children had at the end = 540 + 1200 + 1100 = 2840

Alternative Solution:

Fatimah lost 25% of her stickers and left 540 stickers

75% ==> 540

10% ==> 72 stickers

100% ==> 720 stickers

At first,

The number of stickers Hairu has = 720 ÷ 0.6 = 1200

The number of stickers Sarin has = 1200 ÷ 1.2 = 1000

The number of stickers Fatimah has = 720

At the end,

The number of stickers Hairu has = 1200

The number of stickers Sarin has = 1000 × 1.1 = 1100

The number of stickers Fatimah has = 540

The total number of stickers three of them have = 1200 + 1100 + 540 = 2840