Sign Up!
Login
Welcome to Test-paper.info
Friday, October 20 2017 @ 11:13 AM CDT
 Forum Index >  Test Paper Related >  Primary 4 Matters
 P4 RGS 2012 SA1 Q 44
   |  Printable Version
By: ystella (offline)  Sunday, May 19 2013 @ 08:41 AM CDT (Read 1646 times)  
ystella

44. Siti, Rahmesh and Peter had 528 stickers at first. Siti bought another 32 stickers, Rahmesh gave 1/5 (one fifth) of his stickers away and Peter was given as many stickers as he had at first by his father. In the end, all three of them had equal number of stickers. Find the number of stickers Siti had at first. (The answer provided is 192 stickers and the working did not seem right) Can someone explain? Thanks.

Forum Newbie
Newbie

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5

Profile Email    
   
By: echeewh (offline)  Sunday, May 19 2013 @ 05:45 PM CDT  
echeewh

Hi Stella,

Yes .. there's something wrong with the numbers given in the question (most likely due to some typo error).

Well, how about if you change this statement " ... Siti bought another 32 stickers ... " into " ... Siti bought another 22 stickers.... " ?

Try this and I think you will be able to get something.

//Updated 21May
If you are using the number of stickers bought by Siti as 22 (as suggested above) , the answer will be 178.

Note:
Total Number of Marks for this whole paper (on the 1st page) was changed to 95. Believed this 5-mark question was taken out then.
//

Cheers,
Edward

Forum Active Member
Active Member

Registered: 04/21/11
Posts: 627

Profile Email    
   
By: Andrew Tham (offline)  Monday, May 20 2013 @ 02:14 AM CDT  
Andrew Tham

Yes, something is wrong. Change it to Siti bought another 33 stickers or 22 stickers as what the other person said. Then it is divisible by 11.

528 + 33 = 561
561 / 11 units = 51
51 x 4 = 204
204 - 33 = 171.

The answer given is wrong. It is incorrect to divide by 10 units as it did not take into account the 1/5 unit that Ramesh had given away.

Forum Newbie
Newbie

Registered: 04/23/12
Posts: 2

Profile Email    
   


 All times are CDT. The time is now 11:13 am.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
New Post New Post
Sticky Topic w/ New Post Sticky Topic w/ New Post
Locked Topic w/ New Post Locked Topic w/ New Post
View Anonymous Posts 
Able to Post 
HTML Allowed 
Censored Content