
By: wonderwork (offline) Wednesday, April 22 2009 @ 07:37 PM CDT (Read 2496 times)



wonderwork 
Hi friends,
Could any one help me to solve this problem.
mrs.Tan and mrs.Lee has 180 strawberries altogether. After mrs.Tan gave 13 strawberries to mrs.lee, she has 5 times as many strawberries as mrs.lee. how many strawberries did mrs. tan have at first?
Help me with the hints how to solve these kinds of problems. Thanks for your help.
Many thanks,
wonderwork.

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By: c7c2000 (offline) Wednesday, April 22 2009 @ 11:39 PM CDT



c7c2000 
6 units is 180
Draw model to solve
Then find at first...

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By: leongmart (offline) Thursday, April 23 2009 @ 12:58 AM CDT



leongmart 
After :
Ms Tan: ========== 5 units
Ms Lee: == 1 units
Total = 6 units
Total = 180 strawberries
1unit = 180/6 = 30 strawberries
Before :
Ms Tan = 5 units + 13 = 150 +13 =163 strawberries
Ms Lee=1 unit  13 = 30  13 = 17 strawberries

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By: wonderwork (offline) Friday, April 24 2009 @ 01:30 AM CDT



wonderwork 
Hi leongmart,
The solution is more detailed. Thanks a lot for your kind help. I'm grateful to you for sharing your knowledge with us.
Thanks.
Regards
wonderwork.

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By: pearldyn (offline) Thursday, June 25 2009 @ 11:13 AM CDT



pearldyn 
Hi,
But I still wonder why do we have to divide first instead of minus the 13 first?

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By: dolphin (offline) Sunday, June 28 2009 @ 08:52 PM CDT



dolphin 
Quote by: pearldynHi,
But I still wonder why do we have to divide first instead of minus the 13 first?
Hi
The total number of strawberries remains the same.Hope this helps.

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tangzhimian01 
Mrs Tan and Mrs.Lee had 180 strawberries altogether.
After Mrs.Tan gave 13 strawberries to Mrs.Lee, [Action: Minus 13 (1st]
she had 5 times as many strawberries as Mrs.Lee [Result: Total of 6 Times (2nd)].
How many strawberries did Mrs. Tan have at first?
As you are working backwards, so you act on 2nd (First) {6 Times)  So now Divide by 6.
Then act on 1st (Second) (Miuse 13)  So now add 13[/u[/b]].

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By: pearldyn (offline) Monday, June 29 2009 @ 08:48 AM CDT



pearldyn 
Wow!
What a great help both of you have been. I didnt realize until these has been explained.
If only I have internet during my school years. I will definitely use this as a tool for my son.
Thank you for all the help! May god bless you both.
Sincerely,
Fidah

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