## Question

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##### Yong Kang Jun Jayden

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bro anyone help me pls pls pls its due tmr my tuition tcher will kill me pls help me pls SOS

Date Posted: 2 months ago
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Eric Nicholas K
2 months ago
Haz, are you sure your working is correct?

If there are really 45 pupils in both classes, then there would be 30 pupils in classroom A and 15 pupils in classroom B.

Transferring 12 students from classroom B to classroom A results in classroom A having 42 pupils and classroom B having 3 pupils. That's not a ratio 4 : 1.
Eric Nicholas K
2 months ago
When 12 pupils move from classroom B to classroom A, two things happen at the same time
- classroom A gains 12 pupils
- classroom B loses 12 pupils

Classroom A already has 15 more pupils than classroom B. If you draw the models correctly, the gap will widen to 15 + 12 + 12 = 39 pupils. This is where Haz's workings are flawed.

Now classroom A has 39 more pupils than classroom B. This corresponds to the 3 units difference (from the ratio 4 : 1).

3 units --> 39
1 unit --> 13
5 units --> 65

There are 65 pupils in both classes at first, with 40 pupils in classroom A and 25 pupils in classroom B.