# Sarin’s family in Kluang part 18 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ497

Fatimah and Hairu went shopping together in Kluang Mall. Fatimah had \$31y more than Hairu. After Fatimah spent \$95y, Hairu had 5 times as much money as Fatimah.

Express the amount of money that Fatimah had at first in terms of y.

Solution:

Draw the model Per the model,

4 units = 95y – 31y = 64y

1 unit = 16y

The amount of money Fatimah have at first = 5 × 16y + 31y = \$111y