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 Post subject: How to do this question easily for a Y5 student?Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:49 pm

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Can anyone help with this question?

Thomas, Junaid and Sara received a total of £75. Thomas received £8 less than Sara but £5 more than Junaid. How much did they each receive?

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 Post subject: Re: How to do this question easily for a Y5 student?Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:45 pm

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Starwriter wrote:
Can anyone help with this question?

Thomas, Junaid and Sara received a total of £75. Thomas received £8 less than Sara but £5 more than Junaid. How much did they each receive?

I would:
1 put them in the right order. S most, T middle, J lowest.
2 give them each an equal share. 25 each.
3 give 5 from J to S. Now they have 30, 25 & 20
4 Sara needs another 3 for the 8 difference to T. But the difference between J and T mustn't change.
So start by T and J giving 1 each to S. And see how it looks
Sara 32
Thomas 24
Junaid 19
It looks right.

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 Post subject: Re: How to do this question easily for a Y5 student?Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:28 am

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Thank you very much!

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 Post subject: Re: How to do this question easily for a Y5 student?Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:11 pm

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Alternatively start from the bottom up:

Give Thomas £5, Sara £13 and Junaid £0

That's £18 given out, leaving 75-18 = £57 left

Divide that £57 equally = 3x19 then the result is the same as KaB£H1s3 £19, £19+5, £19+13

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 Post subject: Re: How to do this question easily for a Y5 student?Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:03 pm

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Thank you very much. My child found your method easy.

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