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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ530**

Sarin has 3286 stickers and Hairu has 2008 sticks. How many stickers must Sarin give to Hairu so that Hairu will have 178 more stickers than him?

Solution:

Sarin has 3286 stickers and Hairu has 2008 stickers

Their differences in stickers = 3286 – 2008 = 1278

If they got to have equal number of stickers,

Then,

1278 ÷ 2 = 639

Since, Hairu have 178 more stickers than Sarin finally,

178 ÷ 2 = 89

The number of stickers Sarin to give to Hairu = 639 + 89 = __728__

__Alternative solution:__

Using model,

The total number of stickers = 3286 + 2008 = 5294

Finally, Hairu has 178 more stickers than Sarin,

From the model,

2 units = 5294 – 178 = 5116

1 unit = 2558

The number of stickers Sarin has finally = 2558

The number of stickers Sarin to give to Hairu = 3286 – 2558 = __728__

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