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This is John’s birthday cake.

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Here is a group of shapes.

How many candles are on his cake? (A) (B) (C) (D) 2. 5 6 7 8

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Lim makes toy cars. Each car has 4 wheels.

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How many cars can he make using these wheels? (A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 12 (D) 24

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These are the six faces of a die.

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Here is a cube. 8.

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Which net below will fold to make a cube?

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Polly has these weights.

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These five counters are overlapped and arranged into a row. The area covered by the five counters is 31 units.

100 g 100 g 100 g

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50 g 50 g 50 g 50 g 50 g 50 g 50 g 50 g 50 g
Two counters are taken away. The area covered by the remaining three counters is 19 units.

25 g 25 g 25 g 7g 7g 25 g 25 g 25 g 7g 7g 25 g 25 g 25 g 7g 7g She balances this scale using all the weights except one.

What is the area of one counter (A) (B) (C) (D) 4 5 6 7 units units units units

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100 g 100 g 100 g (A) (A) (A) 25 g 25 g 25 g (C) (C) (C)

50 g 50 g 50 g (B) (B) (B) 7g 7g 7g (D) (D) (D)

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SOLUTION Correctly count the candles. There are 7 candles on the cake. Moving from one dot to the next counts as one move. Two south-west and four southeast moves (or four south-east and two southwest) are the minimum required to get from ‘START’ to ‘FINISH’. The set consists of shapes that are triangles. There are 24 wheels. Each car needs four wheels. Divide 24 by 4 to work out the number of cars Lim can make. 24 divided by 4 equals 6. Shape D consists of two regular hexagons joined together. It is the shape that fills the gap. D correctly folds to make a cube. On the first die, faces 4, 5 and 6 are not shown. On the second die, faces 1, 3 and 5 are not shown. Therefore, the total of the numbers that are not shown is 24. The number 5800 has 5 thousands (which is equal to 50 hundreds) and 8 hundreds. Altogether, it is 58 hundreds. 100g + 50g + 25g + 25g + 7 g = 100g + 50g + 50g + 7g. Therefore, only two of the 25g weights are used. Thus, the only weight not used is 25g. Area of five counters – Area of three counters = 31 − 19 =12 (Area of two counters) Area of three counters – Area of two counters = 19 − 12 = 7 (Area of one counter)

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