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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 90p. I spent 19p on a pencil and 28p on a notepad. How much do I now have left?

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p Correct Wrong
A train starts from Ayton with 60 passengers. At Beytown 17 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 692 pages. She read 222 pages this morning and read 339 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 947 miles. On the first day 124 miles are covered. On the second day 299 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 10°. By the end of the day though it had cooled down 4°. What was the temperature at the end of the day?

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° Correct Wrong
Add all of the numbers from 7 to 15 inclusive then subtract 25?

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Two months ago Bob's car travelled 224 miles. Last month it travelled 427 miles. How many miles does he need to travel in it this month to make a total of 1000 miles?

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miles Correct Wrong
The Green Team have been planting trees. How many did they plant in total last week? Their records show: Monday:43, Tuesday:33, Wednesday:39, Thursday:45 and Friday:32 trees were planted.

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trees Correct Wrong
Three 3-digit numbers add up to 999. The first number is 150 and the second is 129. 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:£150, Gran:£140, Billy:£130 and Bobby:£110. How much was left for Ruby?

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pounds Correct Wrong
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This is Multi-step Problems level 1. You can also try:
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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

More Arithmetic 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.