The PSLE Maths Ratio Question That Stumped Students

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Can your P6 child solve this challenging past year PSLE Maths question?

Get your child to have a go at it before watching the video solution below.

Jim bought some chocolates and gave half of them to Ken. Ken bought some sweets and gave half of them to Jim. Jim ate 12 sweets and Ken ate 18 chocolates. The ratio of Jim's sweets to chocolates becomes 1:7 and the ratio of Ken's sweets to chocolates becomes 1:4. How many sweets did Ken buy?

Video solution:


Sometimes, the best way to teach a kid is to have another kid to explain a concept in their own terms. The results, which constantly surprises us teachers, are often insightful, delightful and effective.


*The questions featured in the videos are questions never seen before by Ahsan. What you see is his genuine reaction and the thought process he goes through when breaking down a question.


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