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Swami does a sum 9th Grade, English

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The Story Swaminathan’s(Swami’s) father had given him a sum about mangoes. The more Swami looked at the Sum, he felt more clueless. When his father gave the problem, he wondered what kind of man would Rama be. He compared Rama to his friend Shankar as Rama was determined to get fifteen Rupees. He also thought Krishna would be like his friend Pea (Samuel). He questioned his father if the mangoes were ripe or not. Without knowing the quality of the mangoes he was not sure if the price was fair. He also was not ready to solve the problem until then.

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The Story The father got irritated with Swami’s questions, and forced him to solve soon. Swami gave up as he could not get answers to the above question and returned the slate to his father without solving the sum. The father , not knowing what was mattering Swami, got the slate and asked him to come near him. Thinking that his father could solve miraculously, he went near his father. Looking at the problem for a second, the father asked him the price of ten mangoes. He was sill clueless. The father asked how much Rama was expecting. Swami answered fifteen rupees. Now father asked the next question –”How much mangoes Krishna wanted to buy?” Swami said four. Now he asked what was the price of four mangoes. Swami could not answer.

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The Story The father was getting restless and threatened to punish him if he did not answer the question. But Swami did not know if he had to do addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to find the solution. The more the father threatened, the lesser Swami felt the urgency to solve the problem. At last the father gave up and asked him to simplify fifteen over ten rupees. He worked out and found out that one mango cost three over two rupees. His father appreciated and asked him to simplify it further. He finally found out that the four mangoes costs six rupees and Krishna has to pay SIX Rupees.

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**Activities Father dictated a mathematical problem for Swami to solve.**

Sankar and Samuel (Also known as Pea)

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Activities..continued Fractions. Three over Two rupees Six rupees

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**Activities..continued A) Swaminathan had the feeling.**

B) He considered “Solving the problem” as a maze. C) Every time he had a look at the problem, he got a new meaning about the problem. Hence he felt like stepping into a fearful maze.

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**Activities..continued A) Swaminathan asked this question.**

B) “You” refer to Swami’s father. C) He wanted to know if Rama was selling the magoes at a fair price or not before solving the problem.

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**Activities..continued A) Swami’s father said this.**

B) “You” refer to Swaminathan(Swami). C) The speaker wanted to thrash him as swami was not trying to solve the problem but asking questions about the quality of mangoes.

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Activities..continued Swami tried to find out from his father if the mangoes that were sold were ripe or not. His father did not say the answer. He felt utterly helpless then. Swami asked his father if the sold mangoes were ripe or not. The answer to the question was the key to solve the problem.

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Activities..continued The father was looking at the problem when Swami claimed he cannot solve the problem. Swami viewed that his father will be able to solve the problem. This was the miracle he was waiting to happen. Swami looked at the sum to find out if the sum contained an answer to the question. Then he claimed that he does not know the answer.

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**Activities..continued Swami did not know the quality of mangoes.**

Without knowing if they were ripe or not, he could not justify the price asked by Rama. He could not decide if he has to do addition, subtraction, multiplication or division to find the solution to the problem

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Activities..continued Swami was clueless when the father kept on asking him the solution to the problem.

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Activities..continued Swami’s father gave an arithmetic problem about mangoes and asked him to solve. Swami was wondering about the quality of mangoes (ripe/unripe) and the character of the seller instead of solving the problem. He also started to question if the price was fair price for the mangoes. After a while the father got irritated with Swami’s questions, and forced him to solve soon. Swami did not feel the urgency to solve the problem. At last his father asked him to simplify fifteen over ten rupees. He worked out and found out that one mango cost three over two rupees. His father appreciated and asked him to simplify it further. He finally found out that the four mangoes costs six rupees.

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III VOCABULARY India came second in the series. (Meaning: indicate number two in the sequence) It takes few seconds to complete (Meaning: a sixtieth of a minute of a time) She lighted a lamp. (Meaning: illuminate) The box was light and portable (Meaning: of little weight) Take a right turn. (Meaning: to the furthest) He had right to vote. (Meaning: Social principles)

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**Make sentences using less**

Tasteless - The food in the restaurant was Tasteless. Colourless - He tested Colourless crystals in the lab to understand how they react. Thankless – A teacher’s job is sometimes thankless Painless - The tooth extraction was painless Shapeless – The clay is shapeless but can be made into beautiful jewel.

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**Negatives Pure - Impure. Curable-Incurable. Happy-Unhappy**

Regular-Irregular Literate-Illiterate Order-Disorder Unhappy Incurable

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Negatives…continued Impure Illiterate Disorder Irregular

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**Misspelt words This is my arithmetic notebook.**

The government has acquired the land for the new airport. The cost of living is rising steadily. The list of the selected candidates is announced. Population growth is a major problem to be solved.

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Fill in the blanks At the end of gazed at take delight in Instead of

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**Language 1)The quicker you learn 2) The wider the choices are**

3)The more I get confused. 4)The more fluent you speak.

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**Language Could I borrow your friend’s camera?**

Can I give somebody a lift? Would you tell me how to go to the railway station? May I go out of the classroom for a while? Would you like to come and stay with me for the weekend?

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