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 By: Newvy (offline)  Monday, February 23 2015 @ 10:13 PM CST (Read 2533 times)
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Pls help solve word problems.

1. 3/8 of Bin's money is equal to 25% of Wei's money. If Wei has \$80 more than Bin, how much does Bin have?

2. Amy and Betty received some money from their father. Amy received 60% of the money and Betty received the rest. If Amy received \$40 more than Betty, how much did Betty receive from her father?

3. 39% of Bin's money is the same as 13% of Wei's money. They have a total of \$800. How much money does Bin have?

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 By: echeewh (offline)  Tuesday, February 24 2015 @ 01:12 AM CST
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Hey <Newvy>

Q3 is quite similar to Q1 in terms of concept. Hence, if you are able to understand how Q1 works, then you can apply the same concept here to solve the problem. (Ans: \$200)

Following are my worked solutions for Q1 , 2:

Q1.

(3/8)B = (1/4)W {since 25% = 1/4}

Apply <Equal> concept here and we have ...

(3/8)B = (3/12)W {make numerator same for both fractions}

B = 8u ; W = 12u

Given that Wei(W) has \$80 more than Bin(B ), we have ...

W - B = 80
12u - 8u --> 80
4u --> 80
1u --> 80 ÷ 4 = 20

Hence, B = 8u --> 8 × 20 = \$160

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Q2.

A = 60% ; B = 40%

Given Amy(A) received \$40 more than Betty(B ), we have ...

A - B = 40
60% - 40% = 40
20% = 40
10% = 40 ÷ 2 = 20

40% = 4 × 20 = \$80

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Q3.

If you are able to understand how Q1 works, then you can apply the same concept here to solve the problem.

Ans: \$200

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Trust these help. Do let me know again if this is different from your <Anskey> or if there are further clarifications.

Cheers,
Edward

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 By: Newvy (offline)  Tuesday, February 24 2015 @ 07:17 AM CST
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Thank you so much.

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 By: priyangaa2006 (offline)  Friday, February 27 2015 @ 06:47 AM CST
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Quote by: Newvy

Pls help solve word problems.

1. 3/8 of Bin's money is equal to 25% of Wei's money. If Wei has \$80 more than Bin, how much does Bin have?

2. Amy and Betty received some money from their father. Amy received 60% of the money and Betty received the rest. If Amy received \$40 more than Betty, how much did Betty receive from her father?

3. 39% of Bin's money is the same as 13% of Wei's money. They have a total of \$800. How much money does Bin have?

please look at the attachment for Question 1 and 2.

3. bin-39% is equal to Wei's 13%. which means wei got 3 times as much as bin has.
so,
total 4 unit of money = \$800
Bin= 1 unit= S 200.00.

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 By: FP (offline)  Sunday, May 03 2015 @ 10:12 PM CDT
FP

Hi there,

Can anyone help me with the following math question (without using algebra)?

Mrs Chan bought some books at an average price of \$8. Then she decided to buy another book which cost \$36. Hence, the average price of the books bought became \$12. How many books did she buy altogether?

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 By: echeewh (offline)  Monday, May 04 2015 @ 02:02 PM CDT
echeewh

Hey <FP>,

Appreciate that you start a new post (or thread) next time if you have a new or different question. Thank you.

You may consider the following an 'algebra' method, but I still feel its easier to understand and to follow.

Let the number of books at first be 1u.

Applying <Number x Value> method,
Total value of books (at first) = 1u × 8 = 8u

Given that another book was bought for \$36, we have ...

Total value of books (after) = 8u + 36 --- (1)

Given average price of all books bought (after) was \$12, we have ...

Total value of books (after) = (1u + 1) × 12
= 12u + 12 --- (2)

But (1) = (2),

8u + 36 = 12u + 12
12u - 8u --> 36 - 12
4u --> 24
1u --> 6 {Number of books at first}

Number of books bought altogether (after) = 6 + 1 = 7

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Trust this helps.

Do let me know again if this is different from your <Answerkey> or if there's further clarification.

Cheers,
Edward

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 By: FP (offline)  Monday, May 04 2015 @ 09:25 PM CDT
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Thanks Edward, I will do so next time. Yes your answer is correct. Thanks for the help.

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