Hello all I'm new to the forum my DS came across the following questions in the MGS 2008 Maths paper
Q38 In a certain year March 1st fell on Saturday. What was the next month which started on a saturday? answer is November
I tried helping my DS using a calendar but could not work this out, is there a technique or a known method in dealing with this type of question.
Q40 2 oranges and 3 lemons cost 64 pence. 3 oranges and 4 lemons cost 89 pence. What is the cost of an orange? Answer is 11p
Again, I tried helping my DS with this, to work out the unit cost but no joy, if any one could help it would be greatly appreciated
I'll have a bash at oranges and lemons.... trick is to get both lots of oranges to the same quantity ie 6 oranges - so:
6 orange + 9 L = 192
6 orange + 8 L = 178
one lemon = 14 p
so 6 oranges = 178- (8*14) = 178 - 112 = 66 -
so one orange = 11p.