Monday, March 16, 2015

March 17 on Private Property

These are actually public housing in Singapore - the ubiquitous HDB flats which the majority of Singapore residents live in. 
There were 382 apartments sold in January, a modest 2% gain over January's figure. 

How many apartments were sold in January? (Basic)

The figure 2% has been rounded to the nearest 1%. Find the possible number of apartments sold in January. (Advanced)

Another source of word problems in the real-world context is the mass media. I adapted a sentence from Straits Times (17/3/2015 p.1) for the word problem above. 

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