Thursday, February 26

Using UTM for this question?

Hi Sunny

Using UTM for this question?

Mr Lim spent $1496 on some comics and dictionaries altogether. The number of comics bought to the number of dictionaries bought was in the ratio of 3 : 2. A dictionary cost $4 more than a comic. The total cost of the comics was 20% more than the total cost of the dictionaries. Find the cost of a dictionary.

February 24, 2009 1:53 PM

From the desk of Sunny Tan ... ...

The concept used for this question is propotion concept. The solution is as follows:


Anonymous said...

Is this a primary school question?

I tried using algebra to solve, what is the answer?

Anonymous said...


The answer is 20

Sunny Tan said...

Thanks for highlighting. 34 refer to number of dictionaries. The cost of dictionary is $20.

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