Maths P5
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Mr Neo has fewer than 200 sweets. He wants to give his class an equal number of sweets. If he gives each pupil 3 sweets, he will have 70 left over. If he gives 5 sweets, he will need 10 more sweets.
How many pupils are there in the class?
How many sweets does Mr Neo have?

X = The total # of sweets.
Y = The total # of pupils.
Eq1: x  3y = 70.
Eq2: x 5y = 10.
Subtract Eq1 from Eq2 and get:
2y = 80,
Y = 40 Pupils.
In Eq1, substitute 40 for Y:
x  3*40 = 70,
x  120 = 70,
X = 70 + 120 = 190 Sweets.