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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Maths Qs from reader

Received an email from a reader. Please feel free to contribute your solution/ideas by posting in the comments section of this thread. Thank you.


I am a Primary 6 Student and have been reading your blog since P5. I would like to ask for your help in the 2 questions from Pei Hwa Presbyterian CA1 Math paper:

7 apples cost $4
9 oranges cost $11
James bought a total of 1000 apples and oranges for $999.
How many apples and how many oranges did he buy?

297 digits are used to print the page numbers of a story book.
What is the number on the last page number of the story book?

Please help me as I have spent so much time trying to find the answers and still can't.

Thank you so much and happy new year.