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Word Problems

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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