
By: geniuskids (offline) Monday, September 09 2013 @ 02:40 AM CDT (Read 802 times)



geniuskids 
Hi there, just need to clarify Q3 My answer (worked out twice) is 27 but answer key is 25.
Am I correct?
As for Q5, I managed to get the answer but I did it by listing down manually. It's rather tedious.
Is there a formula for such pattern question?
Thanks

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By: jo sarah (offline) Monday, September 09 2013 @ 04:34 AM CDT



jo sarah 
Hi, for Q3, your solution up to 21 days is ok
Then, there would be 105 g of flour, right?
Well, you assumed she starts from a Monday, and that's why you subtracted 60 g, leaving you with 45 g, etc.
BUT, note question asks for the least no. of days. Well, could the 21 days then have ended on a Thursday, so that the 105 g would be used from Fri to Sun, using up 90 g, leaving 15 g for the Mon that follows?
Thus is the answer 21 + 4 = 25.

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By: jo sarah (offline) Monday, September 09 2013 @ 07:13 AM CDT



jo sarah 
For Q5, (oops, hope table doesn't get messed up!)
In the table here, I'll put in the quotients when each original entry is divided by 5 (as you should have observed they are multiples of 5)
Column.........A.........B.........C.........D
Row 1.............0.........1.........2..........3
Row 2.............6.........5.........4..........3
Row 3.............6.........7.........8..........9
Row 4............12.......11.......10.........9
Row 5............12.......13.......14........15, etc.
Observe: each ODD row ends in column D having row no. x 3
and each EVEN row starts with column A having row no. x 3
And 430 / 5 = 86, which isn't a multiple of 3, I'll look to add 1 to it, giving 87 which divides by 3.
So 430 should be in a row ENDing in a no. divisible by 3.
And, since you have to add 1 to get a no. Divisible by 3, it must be in column C
Now, the row no. Is given by 87 / 3 = 29, I.e. row 29
Cheerio! Hope this explains.
To answer, is there a formula?
Yes and no....pattern questions are as the name implies: you have to learn to observe patterns to get the formula.

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By: echeewh (offline) Monday, September 09 2013 @ 08:24 PM CDT



echeewh 
Hi <geniuskids>
My worked solution as part of the alternative:
Odd rows of Col D is a multiple of 15 of that row number.
I.e. 1D = 1 × 15 = 15; 2D = 3 × 15 = 45; and so on.
Even rows of Col A is also a multiple of 15 of the row number itself.
I.e. 2A = 2 × 15 = 30; 4A = 4 × 15 = 60; and so on.
Given a number of 430, it will be in Col C as a number ending with digit '0' in Col A must be a multiple of 3.
To determine which Row is 430 in , 430 is not a multiple of 15, but is a number between 420 and 435, which are multiples of 15 (as shown below).
420 ÷ 15 = 28 (Col A)
435 ÷ 15 = 29 (Col D)
As we know 430 must be in Col C, hence it will be in 29 C.
Remarks:
Finding the pattern or 'code' is essential to answering the entire question. Usually when you have pattern questions given Figure number, Pattern number or Row number, etc., strive to find a pattern related to the Figure number, Pattern number or Row number itself. That's about it all , and Good Luck !!
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Trust this helps clarify.
Cheers,
Edward

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By: geniuskids (offline) Monday, September 09 2013 @ 11:09 PM CDT



geniuskids 
Hi all, yes, I understand yr solutions now! thank you very much!

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