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Try it yourself: division word problems

Try it yourself: division word problems
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Try to solve this task using the Bar Model method involving a word problem.

The task is:

Han and Samir had $680 altogether. Han had 3 times as much money as Samir. If Han spent $135 of his money, how much did he have left?

Hint: you could start by drawing a bar for Han that is three times as long as Samir.

If you need some more explanation you can see a screenshot of the final solution here or you can watch a video about it in the next step.

Note: This task comes from ‘Max Maths Primary – A Singapore Approach’.

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