Simultaneous Occasions

Angelina bought 6 cars and 3 helicopters which altogether cost £45.

On another occasion she bought 7 cars and 6 helicopters which cost £70.

Are these toys expensive? How much does one car cost? How much does one helicopter cost?

How much do they cost?

Hint: The answers are whole numbers.

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Topics: Starter | Algebra | Problem Solving | Simultaneous Equations

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  • This is one of those starters that is different every time you load the page so you can use it many times with the same class. At a guess most pupils seeing this starter will not be familiar with simultaneous equations so a trial and improvement (involving lots of calculations) may be used. It is a good problem to develop a systematic way of working so that it is possible to home in on the correct answer.
  • Mrs Walker, St.James' School
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  • My year 6 class found this fairly easy once they had a discussion with their neighbours. Satisfactory.

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Level 1:
Eg. 3x + 2y = 18
  5x + 2y = 26
(same coefficient of second variable)

Level 2:
Eg. 3x + 2y = 18
  5x + 4y = 32
(Simple multiple coefficient of second variable)

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Random coefficients

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