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Word Problems. I think of a number and divide it by 15. The answer is 20. What was my number? ? ÷ 15 = 20 20 x 15 = ? 300.

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1 Word Problems

2 I think of a number and divide it by 15. The answer is 20. What was my number? ? ÷ 15 = x 15 = ? 300

3 Word Problems A bus seats 52 people. No standing is allowed. 17 people get off a full bus. How many are left on? = 35

4 Word Problems Kobi saved 15p a week for one year. How many pounds did he save? 15p x 52= 780p Then change it into £= £7.80

5 Word Problems a)Four people paid £72 for tickets to a football match. What was the cost of each ticket? How much change did they get from £100 £72 ÷ 4= £18 £ = £28

6 Word Problems Petrol costs 71.2p per litre. How much do you pay to fill a 5 litre can? 71.2p x 5= 356p Then change to £= £3.56

7 Word Problems There is 365ml of milk in a jug. Another 450ml is added. How much milk is there in the jug now? = 815ml

8 Word Problems A football club has 400 litres of soup for its fans. One cup holds 250ml of soup. How many fans can have a cup of soup? First change the 400 litres to ml or the 250ml to l (400 x 1000) ÷ 250= ÷ 0.250= 1600

9 Word Problems A full bucket holds 5 1 / 2 litres of water. A full jug holds 1 / 2 litre of water. How many jugs of water will it take to fill the bucket? How many 1 / 2 litres in 5 1 / 2 litres? 5.5 ÷ 0.5 = 11 jugs

10 Word Problems Dad bought a 2kg bag of carrots. He used 400grams to make a carrot cake. How many grams of carrots were left. Change the Kg to grams (2 x 1000) - 400= 1600

11 Word Problems

12 I have read 134 of the 512 pages of my book. How many more pages must I read to reach the middle? Step 1 Find half of Step = 122

13 Word Problems There are eight shelves of books. Six of the shelves hold 25 books each. Two of the shelves hold 35 books. How many books are there altogether. Step 1 6 x 25= 150 Step = 220 Step 2 2 x 35= 70

14 Word Problems I think of a number, subtract 17 and divide by 6. The answer is 20. What was the number? Step 1 ? - 17 ÷ 6= 20 Step 3 20 x = 137 Step 2 turn it around the other way

15 Word Problems You start to read a book on Thursday. On Friday you read ten more pages than on Thursday to reach page 60. How many pages did you read on Thursday? Step 1 (2 x Thursday) + 10= 60 Step 2 ( ) /2 = 25

16 Word Problems Ravi bought a pack of 30 biscuits. He ate one fifth of them on Thursday. He ate one eighth of the remaining biscuits on Friday. How many did he have left? Step 1 1 / 5 of 30 = 6 Step = 24 Step 3 1 / 8 of 24 = 3 = 21 Step

17 Word Problems There is space in a multi storey car park for 15 rows of cars of 12 cars on each floor. There are ten floors. How many cars can the car park hold? Step 1 15 x 12 = 180 Step x 10 = cars

18 Word Problems I think of a number, subtract 11 and divide by 2. The answer is 20. What was my number? Step 1 (? - 11) ÷ 2 = 20 Step 2 (20 x 2) + 11 = 51

19 Word Problems Joan opened a packet of sweets and found that there were 12 in a packet. She had bought 6 packets. How many could she and her three friends have? Step 1 12 x 6 = 72 Step 2 72 ÷ 3 = 24 sweets

20 Word Problems In a school survey of pets, it was found that of the 96 children in Y6, three quarters had pets. 45 children have a dog. 21 have a cat. How many children have other kinds of pets. Step 1 3 / 4 of 96 = 72 Step = 27 Step = 6 other kinds

21 Word Problems I bought two CD racks that could hold 35 CDs. I have 87 CDS. How many would not fit in the racks? The racks cost £19.99 each. How much would it cost to buy enough racks for all my CDs Step 1 (35 x 2) = 70 Step = 17 would not fit Step 3 3 racks needed Step 4 £19.99 x 3 = £59.97


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