Mumhill wrote:
Please advise as to the method to solve this question, I don’t know where to start and how to advise son.
Alice, Ben, Colin, dick and Emily have 90p between them. The boys have twice as much as the girls.
How much have the boys?
Thank you in advance
Assuming that the groups are 'The Boys' and The Girls', you have two groups and one group has twice as much money as the other group.
So the total number of 'units' of money is...?
And the actual amount The Girls' group has, is 90p divided by that number of units, which is...
So the amount of money 'The Boys' group has, is twice that amount, which is...?
Unless the question means,
How much does each individual boy have?, in which case, the calculation is different.
Where does the question come from? Have you got the answers / marking scheme?