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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tao Nan School P5 SA2 2006 Math Q38

A shopkeeper bought 280 apples. 28 of them were rotten. He then sold 63 of the good ones to Seng and the rest to Ming. What fraction of the good apples did Ming buy? (Give your answer in the simplest form)


280 (apples) – 28 (rotten) = 252 (good apples)

252 – 63 = 189 (apples sold to Ming)

Fraction Ming bought ---- 189/252 = ¾

Answer: Ming bought ¾ of the apples.

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