
By: khaye (offline) Thursday, June 04 2015 @ 09:29 PM CDT (Read 1300 times)



khaye 
Kindly help me to answer the following questions. thanks
1. Betty had some beads. She gave Tricia 1/5 of the beads and 2 more.
Then she gave half of the remaining and 5 more to Lovell. IF Betty
had 12 beads left, how many beads did she have at first?( Ans. 54)
2. Three girls shared a basket of apples. the First girl took 1/2 of the basket of apples and 1 apple.
The second girl took 1/2 of the remaining basket of apples and 1 apple. The last girl took
3/4 of the remainder and there were 15 apples left in the basket.How many apples were
in the basket at first? ( ans. 246)

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By: echeewh (offline) Friday, June 05 2015 @ 04:29 PM CDT



echeewh 
Hey <khaye>,
Following attachment is my worked solution for Q1. Kindly note the answer should be 45, and not 54, as stated in your post.
As both questions are similar in nature, do let me know if you are able to repeat the method for Q2 yourself.
Do let me know again should there be further clarification.
Cheers,
Edward

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By: khaye (offline) Friday, June 05 2015 @ 08:27 PM CDT



khaye 
Hello Edward,
Thank you very much. YES, I do able to answer the Q2 using your solution method.I really appreciate your big help..
Thanks,
Khaye

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