# Sarin participates in school anniversary event part 24 (Math Question)

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Read the posting on Sarin participates in school anniversary event part 1 for story on school anniversary.

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ479

There are 72 pupils in Sarin team. He divides his team into two groups to work on the school anniversary dinner event. Each group is made up of 2 or 6 pupils. If the numbers of groups of 2 and 6 pupils are the same, how many groups are there altogether?

Solution:

The numbers of groups of 2 and 6 are the same

A set of pupils = 2 + 6 = 8

The total number of sets = 72 ÷ 8 = 9

Thee number of groups altogether = 2 × 9 = 18