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Particular Pipes

Construct the pipes using a set number of pieces with lengths given as fractions, decimals or percentages

Decimals Percentages Fractions Description Help More Decimals

This is level 1: the lengths of the pipe pieces are decimals. Drag the pieces to the pipes.

Make a pipe of length 0.8m using 4 pieces.

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Make a pipe of length 1.4m using 4 pieces.

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Make a pipe of length 1m using 3 pieces.

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Make a pipe of length 1.25m using 4 pieces.

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Make a pipe of length 1.45m using 5 pieces.

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This is Particular Pipes level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3

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Level 1 - The lengths of the pipe pieces are decimals

Level 2 - The lengths of the pipe pieces are percentages

Level 3 - The lengths of the pipe pieces are fractions

Exam Style Questions - A collection of problems in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).

More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

Hints

Drag the coloured pipe parts onto the dotted areas to the left of the taps.

If you want to clear the pipe parts you have positioned incorrectly simply click on the tap.

$$ 100\% = 1 $$ $$ 0.5 = 50\% = \frac12 $$ $$ 0.\bar3 = 33\frac13\% = \frac13 $$ $$ 0.25 = 25\% = \frac14 $$ $$ 0.2 = 20\% = \frac15 $$ $$ 0.1 = 10\% = \frac{1}{10} $$

You may also want to use a calculator to check your working. See Calculator Workout skill ##.

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. You can double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

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