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?

How many cats are there to be fed?

60 twice as many means need to divide it into thirds then two third will be cats

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 bob gets one halve so des is investing a halve of bob so des is investing a quarter

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