# Sarin’s family and Ramadan Part 18 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ546

Sarin’s mother baked some Almond cakes and Butter cakes during Ramadan. She gave away 30% of the Almond cakes as goodwill. She also gave away some Butter cakes. The number of Butter cakes that she gave was ½ the number of Almond cakes given away. If Sarin’s mother had 42 Almond cakes left, how many Butter cakes did she give away?

Solution:

30% of Almond cakes was gave away

The percentage of Almond cakes left = 100% – 30% = 70%

70% of Almond cakes ==> 42

10% of Almond cakes ==> 6

Total number of Almond cakes ==> 60

30% of Almond cakes ==> 18

Butter cakes given away is half of the number of Almonds cakes given away

Butter cakes given away = 18 ÷ 2 = 9

Alternative solution:

The model,

From the model,

14 units = 42

1 unit = 3

The number of Butter cakes given away = 3 × 3 = 9