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 Post subject: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:42 pm

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Benny is 13cm taller than Jack, 5cm smaller than Atu. How much taller than Jack is Atu.

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 Post subject: Re: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:50 pm

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Draw a diagram.

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 Post subject: Re: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:03 pm

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Write the question out again. The first sentence is not grammatically correct so I am wondering if there are some words missing which would make the question clearer.

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 Post subject: Re: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:11 pm

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Hi, many thanks for the speedy replies, but that was how the question was written in a question paper from my son's tutor.

Benny is 13cm taller than Jack, but 5cm smaller than Atu. How much taller than Jack is Atu.

Many thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:19 pm

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ah the word "but" does make it clearer - as Yoyo say, a diagram can help

A
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5cm
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B
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13cm
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 Post subject: Re: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:20 pm

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Benny is 13cm taller than Jack, but 5cm smaller than Atu. How much taller than Jack is Atu.

Ok, so let's say jack is 130cm, so Benny (at 13cm taller) is 143cm. That in turn is 5cm shorter than Atu, making Atu 148 cm, so Atu is 18 cm taller than Jack. Does that seem right?
A diagram would be good,as suggested.

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 Post subject: Re: Maths helpPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:39 pm

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Many thanks for the replies, the diagram has definitely helped in explains it to my son.

Regards

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