Saturday, 13 May 2017

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.

Question 1
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.

How many cats are there to be fed?
I got this answer by working out the ratio of cats to humans which was two to one, I then worked out the leg ratio which was eight to two I then worked out the percentage of human legs to cat legs and then applied it to the total number of sixty.

Question 2
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that Al gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob invested.
What share of the profit can Des expect to get?
¼ because Bob got half so if you half that it is a quarter.

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