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Multi-step Problems

Solve multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Level 1 Level 2 Description More Arithmetic

This is level 1; Addition and subtraction multi-step problems. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

This morning I had 70p. I spent 20p on a pencil and 27p on a notepad. How much do I now have left?

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A train starts from Ayton with 60 passengers. At Beytown 19 more passengers board the train and 31 get off. How many passengers are now on the train?

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Today Sally started reading a book which has 937 pages. She read 181 pages this morning and read 253 pages this afternoon. How many pages are left to read?

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A bus is travelling from the north of Rombodia to the south. This is a journey that will take three days and cover a distance of 821 miles. On the first day 187 miles are covered. On the second day 257 miles are covered. How many miles are left to travel during the last day?

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The temperature in the incubator started at 7° but soon rose by 14°. By the end of the day though it had cooled down 7°. What was the temperature at the end of the day?

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Add all of the numbers from 7 to 18 inclusive then subtract 30?

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Two months ago Bob's car travelled 426 miles. Last month it travelled 364 miles. How many miles does he need to travel in it this month to make a total of 1000 miles?

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The Green Team have been planting trees. How many did they plant in total last week? Their records show: Monday:45, Tuesday:48, Wednesday:48, Thursday:38 and Friday:28 trees were planted.

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Three 3-digit numbers add up to 999. The first number is 122 and the second is 396. Find the third number.

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The lottery prize was £1000. Ruby decided to share it with family members as follows: Mum:£180, Dad:£160, Gran:£150, Billy:£120 and Bobby:£130. How much was left for Ruby?

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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 - Addition and subtraction multi-step problems

Level 2 - Multiplication and division multi-step problems

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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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