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Old 21st July 2009, 06:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: Tricky Word Problems

4 out of 5
Not bad, almost there but not entirely. Careless mistake?


got e last qn wrong..
jodar is right, ans shd be 8..
the last qn is tough..

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Old 13th August 2009, 04:13 AM   #22 (permalink)
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4 out of 5
Not bad, almost there but not entirely. Careless mistake?

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Old 13th August 2009, 01:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Re: Tricky Word Problems

Above average but just barely. Lots of room for improvement still.

seriously, I'm appalled! I was very certain I've got at least 4/5 correct!


Qn 1 - definitely 50%
Qn 2 - this is the only question I had no confidence in the ans, but mine was 8
Qn 3 - 75 mystery, 25 romance, remainder 50 = the last type *very sure of ans too*
Qn 4 - the mum is definitely 45 now, son is 5 yrs old. 5yrs ltr, she's 50, son is 10yrs old
Qn 5 - aug (31) + sep (30) + oct (31) = 92, divide by 4 = 23, multiply 6 (one million has 6 zeros) = 138, subtract 2 dozen (which is 24) = 114, adding all digits tgt = 1 + 1 + 4 = 6! *this is definitely right too*

I'm quite sure with my answers, been a tutor for 3 years, and I've taught secondary one mathematics in SJC last year. Think TS might wanna take a look at the answers?

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Old 13th August 2009, 04:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Re: Tricky Word Problems

2 out of 5
Below average. Nothing to brag about and you need to improve on your Math!


how could that be!?

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Originally Posted by fairetaire View Post
Above average but just barely. Lots of room for improvement still.

seriously, I'm appalled! I was very certain I've got at least 4/5 correct!


Qn 1 - definitely 50%
Qn 2 - this is the only question I had no confidence in the ans, but mine was 8
Qn 3 - 75 mystery, 25 romance, remainder 50 = the last type *very sure of ans too*
Qn 4 - the mum is definitely 45 now, son is 5 yrs old. 5yrs ltr, she's 50, son is 10yrs old
Qn 5 - aug (31) + sep (30) + oct (31) = 92, divide by 4 = 23, multiply 6 (one million has 6 zeros) = 138, subtract 2 dozen (which is 24) = 114, adding all digits tgt = 1 + 1 + 4 = 6! *this is definitely right too*

I'm quite sure with my answers, been a tutor for 3 years, and I've taught secondary one mathematics in SJC last year. Think TS might wanna take a look at the answers?
Looking at your ans.. i feel im stupid. left sch for v long and forgot how to interpret simple maths qns liao

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Old 18th August 2009, 11:24 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Re: Tricky Word Problems

I think i've got the last one wrong. Too lazy to count -.-

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Old 5th November 2009, 10:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
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2 out of 5
Below average. Nothing to brag about and you need to improve on your Math!
lol

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Old 4th February 2010, 01:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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what did i get wrong??!!!

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Old 3rd March 2010, 09:41 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fairetaire View Post
Above average but just barely. Lots of room for improvement still.

seriously, I'm appalled! I was very certain I've got at least 4/5 correct!


Qn 1 - definitely 50%
Qn 2 - this is the only question I had no confidence in the ans, but mine was 8
Qn 3 - 75 mystery, 25 romance, remainder 50 = the last type *very sure of ans too*
Qn 4 - the mum is definitely 45 now, son is 5 yrs old. 5yrs ltr, she's 50, son is 10yrs old
Qn 5 - aug (31) + sep (30) + oct (31) = 92, divide by 4 = 23, multiply 6 (one million has 6 zeros) = 138, subtract 2 dozen (which is 24) = 114, adding all digits tgt = 1 + 1 + 4 = 6! *this is definitely right too*

I'm quite sure with my answers, been a tutor for 3 years, and I've taught secondary one mathematics in SJC last year. Think TS might wanna take a look at the answers?
i got 3 out of 5 correct.
my last qn i forget to add the numbers together.
why is the first qn 50%?

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Old 3rd March 2010, 10:04 PM   #29 (permalink)
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i've got 4 out of 5..

i thought the answer for last should be 6 instead of 8?

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Re: Tricky Word Problems

Originally Posted by sj_jiienx View Post
i got 3 out of 5 correct.
my last qn i forget to add the numbers together.
why is the first qn 50%?
it's kind of self evident.. but if you need proof think of an example.

say a shirt cost $100
50% discount means shirt will cost $50

on the other hand a 10% discount will first drop the price to $90 and a further 40% discount drops it to $54.

Hence it's always better to go straight with the 50% discount.

This is also the reason why you can add discounts together to give you the average discount... eg. you can't say that if item A has a 10% discount and item b has a 20% discount therefore if I buy item A and B together then on average I had a 15% discount.

instead you need to perform was is known as the geometric mean for such situations.

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Originally Posted by Lambo_san View Post
i've got 4 out of 5..

i thought the answer for last should be 6 instead of 8?
I think the thread starter got it wrong.


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Old 5th March 2010, 04:06 PM   #31 (permalink)
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hmm 4/5.. the last one is wrong eh? hopefully thats why i didnt get full lols..

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2 out of 5
Below average. Nothing to brag about and you need to improve on your Math!


Quiz taken: 03-07-2009 08:23 AM

seriously ??
i'm a math tutor, wth.
lols zai ~ !

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Above average but just barely. Lots of room for improvement still.

seriously, I'm appalled! I was very certain I've got at least 4/5 correct!


Qn 1 - definitely 50%
Qn 2 - this is the only question I had no confidence in the ans, but mine was 8
Qn 3 - 75 mystery, 25 romance, remainder 50 = the last type *very sure of ans too*
Qn 4 - the mum is definitely 45 now, son is 5 yrs old. 5yrs ltr, she's 50, son is 10yrs old
Qn 5 - aug (31) + sep (30) + oct (31) = 92, divide by 4 = 23, multiply 6 (one million has 6 zeros) = 138, subtract 2 dozen (which is 24) = 114, adding all digits tgt = 1 + 1 + 4 = 6! *this is definitely right too*

I'm quite sure with my answers, been a tutor for 3 years, and I've taught secondary one mathematics in SJC last year. Think TS might wanna take a look at the answers?
erm..
i believe the ans qn 2 was 6.. if it was the gloves qn.. cant really rmb which is which..
and the answer for qn 5 is supposedly wrong from the posts before so yea.. 3/5..


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Old 13th March 2010, 11:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: Tricky Word Problems

4/5.

Question 2 like got prob ehh. It says AT LEAST 2 red...blah blah...that means there could be as much as 100 pair...so how to do?

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how to solve the glove 1??

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Re: Tricky Word Problems

the glove is 6... just count the longest possible method..
assuming you get 1 of every color in the first 3 tries
next, you get one more (assume black) -> you get 1pair and 2 other colors (4th glove)
next, you get another black -> you get 1pair and 1 of all 3 colors (5th glove)
next, the 6th glove, doesn't matter what color you get, you'd get 2 pairs

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Originally Posted by joann.sienna View Post
2 out of 5
Below average. Nothing to brag about and you need to improve on your Math!


Quiz taken: 03-07-2009 08:23 AM

seriously ??
i'm a math tutor, wth.
Cheer up. This is testing more on our language than maths.

I got:

3 out of 5
Above average but just barely. Lots of room for improvement still.


Isn't there any links to the right answers there?


Oh me god I just realised I times 40% as the price for question 1 after deducting 10% off the original price. Lols. Me zai like that also can count wrong no wonder I prefer A Maths to E Maths. XD


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the glove is 6... just count the longest possible method..
assuming you get 1 of every color in the first 3 tries
next, you get one more (assume black) -> you get 1pair and 2 other colors (4th glove)
next, you get another black -> you get 1pair and 1 of all 3 colors (5th glove)
next, the 6th glove, doesn't matter what color you get, you'd get 2 pairs

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Ohh.. never thought that it can be of the same colour


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2 out of 5
Below average. Nothing to brag about and you need to improve on your Math!

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