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### Simultaneous Equations Starters:

Work out the contents and the cost of the Christmas boxes from the given clues

A lamp and a bulb together cost 32 pounds. The lamp costs 30 pounds more than the bulb. How much does the bulb cost?

Find the dimensions of a rectangle given the perimeter and area.

Five numbers are added together in pairs and the sums shown. What might the five numbers be?

The sum and product are given, can you find the two numbers?

There are some rabbits and chickens in a field. Calculate how many of each given the number of heads and feet.

Record the weights of the trains to work out the weight of a locomotive and a coach. A real situation which produces simultaneous equations.

It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

A problem involving two people's ages which can be solved using algebra.

Work out the number of clowns and horses given the number of heads and feet.

A problem which can best be solved as a pair of simultaneous equations.

Each traffic sign stands for a number. Some of the sums of rows and columns are shown. What numbers might the signs stand for?

There are some children and donkeys on a beach. Together they have 25 heads and 64 legs. How many children? How many donkeys?

Find the two numbers whose sum and product are given.

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