## Word Problem Wednesday – Art Competition

Summer’s here, but you’re missing your math? Don’t despair – we’ve got you covered. Check the site each week for one whopper of a word problem that’s sure to challenge!

This week’s problem comes from Classroom Maths Problem Sums 4 by Casco Publications Pte Ltd

##### 117 children took part in an art competition. 2/7 the number of girls is equal to 1/3 the number of boys. How many girls took part in the art competition?

Submit your solutions and we’ll post all interesting strategies next week.

Last week’s problem and solution:

3 pears and 4 oranges cost \$3.80. If 1 pear and 1 orange together cost \$1.10, find the cost of 1 pear.

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## Word Problem Wednesday – Gavin and Howie

Summer’s here, but you’re missing your math? Don’t despair –  we’ve got you covered. Check the site each week for one whopper of a word problem that’s sure to challenge!

This week’s problem comes from New Syllabus Mathematics Strategies Primary 3 by Yee Fook Shiong, published in 2007 by Educational Publishing House Pte Ltd.

##### Gavin has 356 cards. He has 286 more cards than Howie. How many cards must Gavin give to Howie so that they both have the same number of cards?

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