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INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE MATHS COMPETITION

INTERNATIONAL
SINGAPORE MATHS
COMPETITION
2019
(Primary 3)
1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions to participants

1. Do not open the booklet until you are told to do so.

2. Attempt ALL 25 questions.

3. Write your answers neatly in the Answer Sheet provided.

4. Marks are awarded for correct answers only.

5. All figures are not drawn to scale.

6. No calculators may be used.

Questions in Section A carry 2 marks each, questions in Section B carry


4 marks each and questions in Section C carry between 6 to 10 marks
each.

Jointly organised by

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Section A:
Each of the questions 1 to 10 carries 2 marks.

1. If 12 2 = 25

13 2 = 28

14 2 = 31

15 2 = 34, what is 16 2?

16 2 = 16  2 + 5 = 37

2. The digit with the least value in the number 2038 is _________. 0

3. Three children will celebrate their birthdays on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
next week. They are 7, 9 and 10 years old. The name of the boy is Russel and the
names of the two girls are Natalie and Kelly. The Monday child is 3 years older than
her friend, Natalie. The Wednesday child is 9 years old.
Find out each child’s birthday and age.
Russel, Wednesday, 9 years old
Natalie, Tuesday, 7 years old
Kelly, Monday, 10 years old
(All answers must be correct)

4. The bar graph below shows the number of seashells that four children collected.

Dolly

Holly

Molly

Jolly

20 40 60 80 100 120 140

The total number of seashells Holly and Molly collected is 30 less than 4 times
the number of seashells that _______ collected.
Jolly

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5. Trisha cycled from her house to the park. On her way back, she met her sister, who
was also cycling towards the park from home. When the sisters met, Trisha had cycled
340 m, and Nicki had cycled 160 m. How far was Trisha’s house from the park?
340 + 160 = 500
500 ÷ 2 = 250 m

6. What fraction of the figure is shaded?

Divide the squares into the smallest division.


The entire figure is made up of 4 x 4 x 4
= 64 smallest squares.
Area shaded: 2 + 4 + 16 = 22
11
Fraction shade: 22 ÷ 64 = 32

7. 6 coloured squares – Red, Blue, Green, Yellow,


Orange and Black, are in the arrangement as shown.

Green is between Black and Red.


Yellow is directly above Orange.
Orange is between Red and Blue.

What is the colour of the square at the top?


Black

8. 12 less than 7  4 is  4.
4
1 1
9. Ed is as old as Ted, who is as old as Fred. The sum of their ages is 117. How old
2 5
is Fred?
Fred → 10 units, Ted → 2 units, Ed → 1 unit
13 units → 117 years,
10 units → 90 years old

10. A container had 83 ml of water. When 1 l 56 ml of water was poured into the container,
439 ml of water overflowed. What is the capacity of the container?
1056 + 83 – 439 = 700 ml

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Section B
Each of the questions 11 to 20 carries 4 marks.

11. Use each of these digits 5, 1, 0, 2 ONCE to form the largest multiple of 4.
5120

12. Study the diagram and notice the positions of the two crosses, then choose one of
the four options that is similar.
D
 

(A) (B) (C) (D)


  
   

13. At a family gathering, there were: 1 grandmother


1 grandfather
5 fathers
5 mothers
3 sons
6 daughters
1 father-in-law
1 mother-in-law
4 sons-in-law
3 grandsons
2 granddaughters

How many people were at the family gathering?


15 people

14. Mdm Ting distributed her chocolate evenly among her 20 students. 2 of them were
allergic to chocolate and returned their share. She re-distributed the returned share
evenly again. At least how many pieces of chocolate did she bring for her students?
Total amount must be a multiple of both 20 and 18.
20 = 2 x 2 x 5
18 = 3 x 3 x 2
LCM of 20 and 18 is 180.

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15. The graph below shows the number of cars that passed a toll gantry.
These bars show the number of cars that passed in the morning.
These bars show the number of cars that passed in the afternoon.
The toll-fee per car was $2.50 in the morning and $1.50 in the afternoon.

700
650
600
550
500
450
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Was more money collected for the morning toll or for the afternoon toll for the five
days? How much more?
Morning $1350
(All answers must be correct)

16. Yuli has not finished transferring the information from the picture graph to the bar
graph. Complete drawing the bars for C and D in your Answer Sheet.

Each represents 4 people.


A B C D
(All answers must be correct)

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17. A piece of rope was cut at 2 m from its centre. The shorter part is then cut again at
1 m away from its centre. As a result, the shortest piece was 4 m long. What was the
entire length of the rope at first?

4 + 1 = 5 m length after 2nd cut


5 x 2 = 10 m length before 2nd cut
10 + 2 = 12 m
12 x 2 = 24 m (original length)

18. How many children were at a Children’s Party if half of them were below 10 years
old; a third were below 9 years old, 5 children were under 8 years old and there were
as many between 8 years old and 9 years old as there were between 9 years old and
10 years old?
30 children

19. 5 soccer teams are to play against each of the others in a tournament. The numbers
of matches the teams have played so far are shown below.

Team Matches Played


A 3
B 1
C 2
D 2
E 4

List all the matches that have not been played yet. (All answers must be correct)
5 teams, each team has to play 4 matches.
Team E has already played with all the other teams.
Team B only played 1 match (with E) thus need to play once with all other teams.
Team A’s last match is with B.
Team C and D are both short of 1 match if B plays with them.
Thus, matches are: B vs A, B vs C, B vs D and C vs D.

20. Charlie made 203 pineapple tarts. John made 45 more pineapple tarts than Charlie.
How many pineapple tarts must John give to Charlie so that John has 11 more
pineapple tarts than Charlie?
John: 203 + 45 = 248
203 + 248 = 451
(451 – 11) ÷ 2 = 220
Give to Charlie: 220 – 203 = 17 pineapple tarts

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Section C
Questions 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 carry 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 marks respectively.

21. How many different triangles can be formed by joining any 3 of the dots below?
9 triangles

22. The square shown is made up of 3 parts – A, B and C. A


1
a) If part A is of the square, what fraction is part B? (3 marks) B
4
3 C
8

b) If part B = 54 cm2, what is the perimeter of the square? (4 marks)


3 units → 54
8 units → 144
144 = 12  12
Perimeter = 12  4 = 48 cm

23. Houses 1 to 5 are in a row.


Their owners are Mr Anand, Mr Bami, Mr Chan, Mr Ding and Mr Elliot.
House 1 and Mr Chan’s house own dogs.
House 2 and another house own cats.
Mr Anand’s houese owns a parrot.
House 1 and Mr Ding’s house are blue.
House 3 and Mr Anand’s house are yellow.
No two houses side by side are of the same colour or have the same type of pets.

a) Mr Bami’s house is green. What is his house number? (4 marks)


House 2

b) What is Mr Elliot’s house number? (4 marks)


House 1

24. a) The total age of Amy and Barry is 42 years 3 months.


Amy is 19 years 9 months older than Barry. How old is Amy? (3 marks)
31 years old

b) Cary is 10 years old. 4 years ago, her father was 6 times as old as her.
How old is Cary’s father in 8 years’ time? (3 marks)
48 years old

c) 10 years from now, Dany will be twice as old as Erny.


Erny is 20 years old now. How old is Dany now? (3 marks)
50 years old
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25. The table below shows the number of different colour beads that Mary has.

Colour Number
Red 28
Yellow 16
Pink 12
Purple ?
Orange ?
Blue 24

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The total number of orange and blue beads is of the total number of red, yellow and
8
1
pink beads. The total number of purple and orange beads is of all the beads that
3
Mary has.

a) How many orange beads does Mary have? (5 marks)


11 orange beads

b) How many purple beads does Mary have? (5 marks)


29 purple beads

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