## Q&A - PSLE Math

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Need some guide on the following question.

In June , 940 more boys than girls went to the library.

In July, the number of girls increased by 35% while the boys decreased by 15%.

If 1943 children visited in July, how many boys visited the library?

thanks

In June , 940 more boys than girls went to the library.

In July, the number of girls increased by 35% while the boys decreased by 15%.

If 1943 children visited in July, how many boys visited the library?

thanks

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In June, G ->u, B-> u+940ozora wrote:Need some guide on the following question.

In June , 940 more boys than girls went to the library.

In July, the number of girls increased by 35% while the boys decreased by 15%.

If 1943 children visited in July, how many boys visited the library?

thanks

In July, G -> 1.35u, B->0.85(u+940)

1.35u + 0.85u + 799 -> 1943

2.2u -> 1144

u -> 520

**Boys visited library in July -> (520+940)0.85 = 1241**

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Hello, I need help with these questions. Really appreciate your assistance!

1. Mrs Koh bought some toys. She spent 1/4 of the money on a doll and the rest on 4 identical toy cars of the same price. She paid $4.50 more for a doll than on a toy car. How much did she spend on each toy car.

2. Alan and Berny have 336 cards altogether. 1/4 of Alan's cards is 12 more than 1/5 of Berny's cards. How many cards does Berny have?

1. Mrs Koh bought some toys. She spent 1/4 of the money on a doll and the rest on 4 identical toy cars of the same price. She paid $4.50 more for a doll than on a toy car. How much did she spend on each toy car.

2. Alan and Berny have 336 cards altogether. 1/4 of Alan's cards is 12 more than 1/5 of Berny's cards. How many cards does Berny have?

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u-> cost of each carwilburlim wrote:Hello, I need help with these questions. Really appreciate your assistance!

1. Mrs Koh bought some toys. She spent 1/4 of the money on a doll and the rest on 4 identical toy cars of the same price. She paid $4.50 more for a doll than on a toy car. How much did she spend on each toy car.

Doll -> u+4.50

Cost of 4 cars -> 4u

Cost of 4 cars -> 3(u+4.50) (remaining 3/4 of money)

So 4u -> 3u + 13.50

u -> 13.50

**Hence cost of each car is $13.50**

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u-> 1 part of Alan's cardwilburlim wrote:Hello, I need help with these questions. Really appreciate your assistance!

2. Alan and Berny have 336 cards altogether. 1/4 of Alan's cards is 12 more than 1/5 of Berny's cards. How many cards does Berny have?

1 part of Berny's card -> u-12

5(u-12) + 4u ->336

5u - 60 +4u ->336

9u -> 396

u -> 44

**So Berny has 5(44-12)= 160 cards.**

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Eric had an equal amount of goldfish, angelfish and swordfish in his shop. He sold 37 goldfish, some angelfish and swordfish. He had twice as many angelfish as swordfish left. The total number of fishes left was 116. How many swordfish are sold?

Pls help!

Pls help!

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Hi,wilburlim wrote:Eric had an equal amount of goldfish, angelfish and swordfish in his shop. He sold 37 goldfish, some angelfish and swordfish. He had twice as many angelfish as swordfish left. The total number of fishes left was 116. How many swordfish are sold?

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Hi, ps help..tks and God Bless:)

Lynnette bought 6 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colors. She gave $103.40 to the cashier and received a change of $25. Given that 8 brushes and a box of poster colors cost the same as 3 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colours, what is the cost of 5 boxes of poster colours.

Lynnette bought 6 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colors. She gave $103.40 to the cashier and received a change of $25. Given that 8 brushes and a box of poster colors cost the same as 3 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colours, what is the cost of 5 boxes of poster colours.

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SOS mum wrote:Hi, ps help..tks and God Bless:)

Lynnette bought 6 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colors. She gave $103.40 to the cashier and received a change of $25. Given that 8 brushes and a box of poster colors cost the same as 3 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colours, what is the cost of 5 boxes of poster colours.

8 brushes and one poster color cost the same as 3 brushes and 2 boxes of poster colours....

means cost of 5 brushes = cost of one poster colour.

6 brushes + 2 boxes of poster colours = 103.40 -25= 78.40

6 brushes +2x5 brushes = 78.40

16 brushes = 78.40/16 =4.90

5 boxes of poster colours = 4.9×5×5= 122.50

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Sorry, ps help the following too. Many tks and God Bless:)

(1) Welsona has some money. She spent $17.40 on 3 notebooks and 8 highlighters. He is short of 80cents if he were to buy another notebook. However, if he were to buy another highlighter, he will have 60cents left.

(a) Find the cost of a notebook.

(b) How much money does Welson have?

(2) Xania and Criven cycle from Town A to Town B which is 87.5km apart. Xania cycles at a speed of 27 km/h and Criven cycles at a speed of 35 km/h.

(a) If Xania starts cycling 40 minutes earlier than Criven, how long will Criven take to catch up with her.

(b) How far away is Xania from Town B when Criven arrives at Town B

(3) During an interclass game, each group of pupils had to collect as many colored balls as possible from a box. Each colour represents a certain number of points as shown below.

Yellow 4

green 3

red 5

The number of yellow balls in the box was 20% more than the number of red balls and 10% less than the number of green balls. If a group of pupils managed to collect all the balls and the total possible points was 1035, how many yellow and red balls were there in the box altogether.

(1) Welsona has some money. She spent $17.40 on 3 notebooks and 8 highlighters. He is short of 80cents if he were to buy another notebook. However, if he were to buy another highlighter, he will have 60cents left.

(a) Find the cost of a notebook.

(b) How much money does Welson have?

(2) Xania and Criven cycle from Town A to Town B which is 87.5km apart. Xania cycles at a speed of 27 km/h and Criven cycles at a speed of 35 km/h.

(a) If Xania starts cycling 40 minutes earlier than Criven, how long will Criven take to catch up with her.

(b) How far away is Xania from Town B when Criven arrives at Town B

(3) During an interclass game, each group of pupils had to collect as many colored balls as possible from a box. Each colour represents a certain number of points as shown below.

Yellow 4

green 3

red 5

The number of yellow balls in the box was 20% more than the number of red balls and 10% less than the number of green balls. If a group of pupils managed to collect all the balls and the total possible points was 1035, how many yellow and red balls were there in the box altogether.