# What’s the topic that this question falls under called?

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What’s the topic name that this question is classed as (I.e: y=mx+c would fall under “Gradient” or “straight-line graphs”)

‘Yesterday, it took 5 cleaners 4 1/2 hours to clean. There are only 3 cleaners today.
Each cleaner is paid £8.20 per hour or part of an hour they work.
How much will each cleaner earn today?’

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3 years ago
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Ratios?
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3 years ago
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bit of a trick question imo. the division of labour allowed by more specialised workers might increase efficiency...

but yeh its ratios/a bit of arithmetic

but the working out itself is simple, once you twig what the relationship is between the different numbers that will give you the number you want.
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3 years ago
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(Original post by Lol-Exams-R-Soon)
What’s the topic name that this question is classed as (I.e: y=mx+c would fall under “Gradient” or “straight-line graphs”)

‘Yesterday, it took 5 cleaners 4 1/2 hours to clean. There are only 3 cleaners today.
Each cleaner is paid £8.20 per hour or part of an hour they work.
How much will each cleaner earn today?’

Work word problems.
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#5
Thanks all, I’ll look into it now. Appreciated
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3 years ago
#6
‘Ratio and Proportion’ is the way the topic is usually labelled, assuming you’re doing GCSE. This is a common question. What year are you in? I’m Year 11 expecting a 9 in maths so if you need any help give me a shout .
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(Original post by DerivativeName)
‘Ratio and Proportion’ is the way the topic is usually labelled, assuming you’re doing GCSE. This is a common question. What year are you in? I’m Year 11 expecting a 9 in maths so if you need any help give me a shout .
Year 11, and I’m predicted 8 but I can’t see any reason why 9 isn’t possible seeing as predicted aren’t ‘gospel’
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3 years ago
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(Original post by Lol-Exams-R-Soon)
Year 11, and I’m predicted 8 but I can’t see any reason why 9 isn’t possible seeing as predicted aren’t ‘gospel’
Ah ok, good luck! I thought you might have been younger, just because that question was pretty simple, but obviously like all of Maths we all have some basic gaps in our knowledge (my maths teacher kills me because I screw up question 1 on the non-call every time oops).

Good luck in everything! What alevels are you planning to do?
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3 years ago
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(Original post by Lol-Exams-R-Soon)
What’s the topic name that this question is classed as (I.e: y=mx+c would fall under “Gradient” or “straight-line graphs”)

‘Yesterday, it took 5 cleaners 4 1/2 hours to clean. There are only 3 cleaners today.
Each cleaner is paid £8.20 per hour or part of an hour they work.
How much will each cleaner earn today?’

This is just general problem solving - usually can involve ANY of the maths you learn in GCSE

This is the direct/inverse proportion topic imo eg using the value of k as a constant
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(Original post by DerivativeName)
‘Ratio and Proportion’ is the way the topic is usually labelled, assuming you’re doing GCSE. This is a common question. What year are you in? I’m Year 11 expecting a 9 in maths so if you need any help give me a shout .
Year 11, and I’m predicted 8 but I can’t see any reason why 9 isn’t possible seeing as predicted aren’t ‘gospel’
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(Original post by DerivativeName)
Ah ok, good luck! I thought you might have been younger, just because that question was pretty simple, but obviously like all of Maths we all have some basic gaps in our knowledge (my maths teacher kills me because I screw up question 1 on the non-call every time oops).

Good luck in everything! What alevels are you planning to do?
I plan to do Computer Science, English Lit and Maths. I’ve done questions like these before but I haven’t seen any recently and I’ve completely forgotten it lol, just need to reference back and I’ll be fine
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3 years ago
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(Original post by Lol-Exams-R-Soon)
I plan to do Computer Science, English Lit and Maths. I’ve done questions like these before but I haven’t seen any recently and I’ve completely forgotten it lol, just need to reference back and I’ll be fine
Yeah I’m the same with some of the early stuff that hasn’t come up. We had one of these in our last mock, so it jogged my memory.

I’m doing maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Philosophy and Ethics.
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3 years ago
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