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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi bob bundy mandy here could you point me to some past papers so i can have a go please? like today please?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I'm sending one as a pdf in an email.

The time of sending is about 12.58.

Let me know that it has arrived.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steveb mandy newland here sorry i have not been on here but had a lot of things to sort out ok? i have sent you an email about this ok? hope you are ok hope bob bundy is ok to? hope we can get back to maths now i have got myself sorted out? send email or leave message on here please please get back as i miss are chats ok?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Hi Mandy. I have sent you an email. Welcome back.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi stevb mandy here i will on here tomorrow night around 7.00pm ok will you be there? send me message now and let me know please

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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That is fine by me.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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see you on here at 7.00pm torrow then?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Okay bye.

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Hi.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steve b mandy here sorry it is a bit later then i said? can you send me a mixture of question to do please? hope you are ok?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Karen and Lisa have earned £400 in total.

It is to be split into a ratio as follows:

Karen gets £2 for every £3 Lisa gets given.

That is to say a 2 : 3 ratio.

How much is Lisa paid ?

(a) 240

(b) 133

(c) 200

(d) 180

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steve b send me the question and i will have them done for you tomorrow ok?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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That was one to try I can make up a few more a bit later and send them by email.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steve is the answer(c) 200 am i right

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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No that is not the right answer. What was your method for that ?

*Last edited by SteveB (2013-11-01 07:49:07)*

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steve b can you should me what to do then?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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I was hoping for this method:

(1) First divide the total of £400 into 5 equal parts. £400 / 5 = £80

(2) Then give 3 of them to Lisa: £80 x 3 = £240

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Notice that Karen gets £160, and that £160 + £240 = £400

This is a useful checking method for ratio questions.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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ok do you have aother that i can try please?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Try splitting £400 into a 3:1 ratio

How much does each person get ?

Let us say that Gary has the 3 and Mike has the 1 in this case.

*Last edited by SteveB (2013-11-01 07:55:10)*

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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400 / 4 = 100

300 x 1 = 300

am i right or not

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Yes provided you get them the right way round that is correct. In a real question you would have to give the

named people if the question asked this. In a real question the English would be clearer - I wrote that in a rush....

Another one before I forget it £210 is to be split into a 2:5 ratio.

The five parts are to go to Peter and two parts of it are to go to John.

How much does John get given ?

How much does Peter get given ?

*Last edited by SteveB (2013-11-01 08:02:53)*

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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210 / 5 = 42

42 x 5 = 210 is peter

42 x 2 = 84 is john

am i right or not?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Now look at what you have written and do this: Add together the two amounts - do they add up to £210 ?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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I am getting £294 as the total: Something has gone wrong the total is higher than the total of £210

You did not divide by a high enough number.... (try again perhaps ?)

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