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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:20 pm 
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hi everyone, hope you can help, i'm very new in 11 plus preparation and not very good in math, although this question is in the verbal reasoning paper, i have the answer but not know how to make my daugther understand it, without complicating things.please help.
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Jill is three quaters the age of Keith. Jill is 9, how old is Keith?


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I dont know if this is the best way of explaining, but I would tell my daughter to do this :

three quarters is 9.
this means one quarter is 3.
When you know, quarter is 3, the whole (or Keith'sage in this case ) must be 4 times 3 and hence the answer must be 12.

Hope this helps !!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:13 pm 
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thanks abr, this is what i thought, but wasn't sure if it's the corect way of explaining it.

many thanks for your reasurence.
still be interested if anyone has another view.


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