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Decimal Plus

Practise mental and written methods for adding and subtracting decimal numbers.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Description Help More Decimals

This is level 3; Real life problems involving the addition and subtraction of decimal numbers. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

At an amusement park a minature train consists of an engine, 3.8 metres long, and one coach, 5.4 metres long. How long is the train altogether?

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Judy has to travel 4.4 kilometers to get to her school. She has a lift in her auntie's car for 3.2 kilometres then walks the rest of the way. How far does she walk?

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A candle is 8.8cm tall when new. One evening it burns down 4.3cm. How tall is it now?

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Three toy building blocks are placed end to end. What is the total length of the line of three blocks if their lengths are as shown in the following diagram?

7.7cm
8.3cm
8.5cm

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What is the difference between 8.46 and 5.05?

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What is the sum of 7.32, 4.14 and 17?

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Add 61.2 to 55.3 and then subtract 1.85?

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What change would you get from £10 if you spent £9.52? Give your answer in pence

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The range of a set of numbers is found by subtractingh the smallest number from the largest. What is the range of the following set of numbers?

{33, 3.3, 3.03, 3.33, 3.303}

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This is a magic square. The sum of each row, column and diagonal of three numbers is the same.

16.412.332.8
36.920.54.1
8.228.7?

What is the missing number?

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This is Decimal Plus level 3. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2

There is also an exercise on multiplication and division of decimals called Decimal Times.

Instructions

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.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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Level 1 - Adding and subtracting numbers less than ten with one decimal place

Level 2 - Adding and subtracting a wide range of decimal numbers

Level 3 - Real life problems involving the addition and subtraction of decimal numbers

There is also an exercise on multiplication and division of decimals called Decimal Times.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

This video will teach you how to perform the basic operations with decimals.

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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