# Multi-step Problems

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

##### Level 1Level 2DescriptionMore 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 90p. I spent 22p on a pencil and 31p on a notepad. How much do I now have left? Working: p A train starts from Ayton with 60 passengers. At Beytown 16 more passengers board the train and 30 get off. How many passengers are now on the train? Working: Today Sally started reading a book which has 589 pages. She read 159 pages this morning and read 330 pages this afternoon. How many pages are left to read? Working: 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 788 miles. On the first day 153 miles are covered. On the second day 336 miles are covered. How many miles are left to travel during the last day? Working: The temperature in the incubator started at 5° but soon rose by 5°. By the end of the day though it had cooled down 3°. What was the temperature at the end of the day? Working: ° Add all of the numbers from 6 to 18 inclusive then subtract 27? Working: Two months ago Bob's car travelled 361 miles. Last month it travelled 336 miles. How many miles does he need to travel in it this month to make a total of 1000 miles? Working: miles The Green Team have been planting trees. How many did they plant in total last week? Their records show: Monday:33, Tuesday:29, Wednesday:36, Thursday:43 and Friday:46 trees were planted. Working: trees Three 3-digit numbers add up to 999. The first number is 144 and the second is 137. Find the third number. Working: The lottery prize was £1000. Ruby decided to share it with family members as follows: Mum:£180, Dad:£190, Gran:£130, Billy:£110 and Bobby:£140. How much was left for Ruby? Working: pounds
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This is Multi-step Problems level 1. You can also try:
Level 2

## 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.

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Level 1 - Addition and subtraction multi-step problems

Level 2 - Multiplication and division multi-step problems

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