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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

English and Maths

In Year 6, we have been investigating fractions using a bar to help represent the fractions.         To do this, we used a variety of practical equipment:

    

  

 

Friday 9th November - Bar model problem - Good Luck!

Two identical barrels each contain some water.
The ratio of water in the first barrel to the water in the second barrel is 5 : 3
If 17 litres of water are poured from the second barrel into the first then the first barrel would be full.
Instead however if 63 litres of water are poured from the first barrel to the second barrel then the second barrel would be full.
How much water can each barrel hold?