I was revising for my end of year exam which is going to be like the new GCSE, (I am in year 10 BTW and so I am the first to sit the new GCSE.
Any Ideas on how to solve this..
Really appreciate it
New Maths 9-1 GCSE Sample Question HELP NEEDED! Watch
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Last edited by NothingButWaleed; 12-06-2016 at 16:10.
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Hey, this was a tricky question, but I got it in the end.
They have seriously made it a little harder lol tbh.
If you think about it, the ratio for red:blue is 1:4 and therefore in terms of the total, the red counters are 1/5 of the total number of counters and the blue counters are 4/5 of the total counters.
If you draw a probability tree diagram, you will soon realise that 1/5 and 0/4 won't work and therefore you have to substitute that with an unknown value (x).
So try to substitute that 1 and 5 with x, so if 1 was x, what would the denominator or (5) be?
Think about it as a ratio between 1 and 5 (5 = 1 * 5) so in terms of x which is 1, what would 5 be?
Use this to set up an algebraic fraction that is equal to 6/155.
If further help is needed, please ask, I know I'm rubbish at explaining but eventually you'll understand.