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Compound Units

Practise using compound units such as speed, unit pricing and density to solve problems.

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This is level 1; Using simple compund units in calculations. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

Terry drives for 4 hours at 80mph. How far does he travel? miles Correct Wrong

Sue cycles for 4 hours at an average speed of 30km/h. How far does she travel? km Correct Wrong

Omar walks 24 kilometers in 4 hours. What is his average walking speed? km/h Correct Wrong

TrainHow long would it take a train travelling at an average speed of 128km/h to travel a distance of 768km? hours Correct Wrong

Self-raising flour costs £1.05 per kilogram. How many kilograms can you buy for £5.25? kg Correct Wrong

Bug Juice costs $2.10 per litre. How many litres can you buy for $8.40? litres Correct Wrong

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If you can buy 7 cakes for £5.18, how much does one cake cost?
pence Correct Wrong

A marble statue has a mass of 169.6 grams and a volume of 53 cubic centimetres. What is the density of the marble used to make the statue. g/cm3 Correct Wrong

Gold has a density of 19ยท3 g/cm3. A gold ring has a volume of 1.8 cm3. Find the mass of the gold ring to two decimal places. g Correct Wrong

Calculate the pressure exerted on the ground when a brick of weight 10 newtons is resting on a face of area 0.024m2. Give your answer to three significant figures. N/m2 Correct Wrong

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This is Compound Units level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Using simple compund units in calculations

Level 2 - Converting between one compound unit and another

Level 3 - Solving problems involving compound units

Useful Information

mph stands for miles per hour

km/h stands for kilometers per hour

Distance = Speed x Time

Mass = Density x Volume

Pressure = Force ÷ Area

There are 100 centilitres in a litre

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

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