EXAMPLE 2:
Kate, Lynn and Sam
received a total of £85 for their hard
work. Kate received £8 more than Sam but
£6 less than Lynn. How much did they each receive?
Step 1.
Since there is no ‘three times as many’ or ‘half as much’ in
this question (no x or ÷) we can solve this by simply giving those of
who have more money their extra bit; and then sharing the rest equally
among them.
Step 2.
So, ‘give’ Kate her £8 more than Sam. Now,
since this very same Kate has £6 less than Lynn, then Lynn must
be given £14.
Step 3.
That’s (8+14=) £22
given out so far. This leaves (8522=)
£63 still to be given out. Shared equally, this gives
each of the girls another £21.
Step 4.
So, Kate has £29, Lynn has £35 and Sam has £21.
