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The weight of a cuboid depends on its colour. What is the weight of the four cuboids, one of each colour, on the scales immediately above? No calculators allowed!
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149g + 174g + 374g + 263g = 960g
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DIVIDE and ADD
1375 ÷ 5
1639 ÷ 11
3078 ÷ 27
66240 ÷ 368
Find the four quotients above then add your answers together. No calculators allowed!
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The answer to the extension activity is 275 + 149 + 114 + 180 = 718