1 Jul 2013

Sharing Coins: Upper Primary Mathematics Competition Question

Jane has 4 coins whose mean value is 4 pence. John has 6 coins whose mean value is 6 pence.

A) If they put all their coins together what is the mean value of their combined total?

B) Also, if their coins can only be of values 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 pence, is it possible for Jane and John to divide their coins evenly so that they each have the same value? In how many ways can this be done?

Feel free to comment, ask questions and even check your answer in the comments box below powered by Disqus Google+.

If you enjoy using this website then please consider making a donation - every little helps :-)

You can receive these questions directly to your email box or read them in an RSS reader. Subscribe using the links on the right.

Don’t forget to follow Gifted Mathematics on Google+Facebook or Twitter. You may add your own interesting questions on our Google+ Community and Facebook..

You can also subscribe to our Bookmarks on StumbleUpon and Pinterest. Many resources never make it onto the pages of Gifted Mathematics but are stored in these bookmarking websites to share with you.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...