Thursday, September 27, 2012

P6 fractions (fr PSME Fractions pg 22)


Question states that Susan should be (Peter plus Drinks)x2/5.
What is shown in solution provided is Susan's mass = 2/5 of everything.
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P6 Area n Perimeter (fr Chloe)


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P6 money "area diagram" (fr Chloe)



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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

P6 circle (fr Adele, onsponge)


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P6 circle (fr Adele, onsponge)


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P6 circle (fr Adele, onsponge)


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P6 circle (fr Adele, onsponge)


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P6 money "model" (fr Adele, onsponge)


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P6 fractions (fr Adele, onsponge)

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P6 number pattern (fr Felicia )



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P6 volume (fr Felicia)


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P6 fraction "savings" (fr ??)


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P6 circles, "find radius/ diagonal of rect" (fr Ryan c)


AC = BO (Diagonals of a rectangle are equal in length)
BO is effectively a radius = 3cm 

P6 area, "find x" (fr Dylan)


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P6 numbers, "chairs" (fr Chong yang)


My solution:

* I shall call the visible "un-overlapped" part of a chair's leg a "leg stub" for ease of reference.

Note that when measured from floor to foot of 4th chair, we are measuring 3 leg stubs (1 fewer than the total no. of chairs stacked up)

3 leg stubs --> 37.2cm
1 leg stub --> 37.2cm / 3 = 12.4cm

With 10 chairs stacked in this manner, there are only 9 leg stubs (10-1=9)

9 leg stubs --> 12.4cm x 9 = 111.6cm   
(or  just 37.2 x 3 = 111.6)

Therefore, the height of each chair is:
206.9 - 111.6 = 95.3 (cm)

Option: (2)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

P6 percentage, fraction (fr karynn)



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P6 rate (fr karynn)



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P6 circle (fr Jing Jie)

P6 circles (fr Jing Jie)


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P6 ratio, fraction (fr Jing Jie)

P6 fraction (fr Jing Jie)

P6 fraction (fr Jing Jie)

P6 Fractions (fr Chong yang)


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P6 decimal (fr Ching Rong n Alexia)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

P6 Volume ( fr Zhi xuan)

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Interestingly, in this question, it does not matter how big the base area of the containers are!  
(I can prove this.  See * below or email me @ changchengliang@gmail.com and I will explain why.)
The length of time is entirely dependent on the height of the container alone.
Since it takes 1hr to fill Tank A, which is 10cm high,
Time taken to fill Tank B is also 1 hr.
Time taken to fill Tank C is 3 hrs.

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juz to make things clearer,  take a look at the following drawing:

Assuming that the tank on the left is having the same shape and volume as the tank on the right.  The only difference is that the one on the left is partitioned into many small cubicles.  Each cubicle has a base area of 1cm2. 

Question: When the rain falls, on both "tanks", will the time to fill one tank to the brim be different from the time taken to fill the other tank?

I am sure you will conclude that the answer is no.  Hence, the time to fill any tank with rain is the height of the tank itself.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

P6 rate (fr Ryan chhoa)


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P6 speed (fr Natalie Teoh)

P6 fractions (fr Natalie Teoh)

P6 fractions (fr Natalie Teoh)


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Racheal Tang

P6 age problem (fr Sherlyn chia)


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P6 ratio (fr Felicia G)

P6 angles (fr Felicia G)

P6 fractions (fr Felicia G)

P6 fractions (fr Felicia G)


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P6 angles (fr Felicia G)


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Beware of difference in conventions: Mixed number vs algebra

Is the answer for [ ] and x the same?

P6 percentage (fr Chong yang)


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P6 Fraction (fr Peter)