Maths Mate Term 3 Sheet 6 Problem Solving

Predict: I predict that this question is going to be about working backwards to find a given value.

Read: I think of a number, add 15 and then divide by 4. If the result is 5, what was the original number?

Clarifications: None

BIG Question: What was the original number?

Solution. We have to work backwards in this problem. Firstly, we have to times 5 by 4 which equals 20. Then we subtract 15 to get our answer, 5.

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