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Singapore Math - P6 2008 Nanyang Primary Question 3

Venn Diagram Word Problem

Example: Study the Venn Diagram. What is the maximum number of factors that can be placed in the shaded part of the diagram?

Street Lamp Word Problem

Example: The street lamps along Spring Avenue are arranged in equal distance from one another such that the distance between the first and fifth street lamp are 800 m apart. John is standing at the sixth street lamp. What is the distance between John and the 15th street lamp?

Filling Tank Word Problem

Example: Tank P, a rectangular tank measuring 40 cm by 35 cm by 25 cm, was 4/5 filled with water. Tank Q, a rectangular tank measuring 30 cm by 30 cm by 40 cm, was 3/8 filled with water. The water from Tank P was then poured into Tank Q to its brim. How much water was left in TAnk P?

Distance Time Word Problem

Example: Lily is meeting a friend at a certain time. If she drives at 80 km/h, she will be 1/3 hour late. If she drives at 60 km/h, she will be 3/4 hour late. How long will the journey take if she drives at 90 km/h?

Singapore Math - P6 2008 Raffles Girls Primary Question 48

Coin Word Problem

Example: Joanne had some twenty-cent coins and fifty-cent coins in a box. The percentage of the number of twenty-cent coins was 40% of the total number of coins Joanne had. Joanne took out 10 fifty-cent coins and put in twenty-cent coins of the same value. The percentage of the twenty-cent coins then became 50% of the total number of coins Joanne had. What was the amount of money in the box?

Ratio Word Problem

Example: Mr. Lim bought some apples and oranges in the ratio of 2:3 respectively. Then he bought another 4 more apples and the ratio becomes 5:6. If he ate 6 of the oranges, what is the ne ratio of the number of apples to the number of oranges he has?

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