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Multi-step Problems

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

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This is level 1; Addition and subtraction multi-step problems. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

1. This morning I had 70p. I spent 16p on a pencil and 29p on a notepad. How much do I now have left?

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p Correct Wrong
2. A train starts from Ayton with 80 passengers. At Beytown 19 more passengers board the train and 28 get off. How many passengers are now on the train?

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3. Today Sally started reading a book which has 705 pages. She read 174 pages this morning and read 253 pages this afternoon. How many pages are left to read?

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4. 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 658 miles. On the first day 146 miles are covered. On the second day 278 miles are covered. How many miles are left to travel during the last day?

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5. The temperature in the incubator started at 10° but soon rose by 10°. By the end of the day though it had cooled down 9°. What was the temperature at the end of the day?

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° Correct Wrong
6. Add all of the numbers from 9 to 19 inclusive then subtract 21?

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7. Two months ago Bob's car travelled 298 miles. Last month it travelled 474 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
8. The Green Team have been planting trees. How many did they plant in total last week? Their records show: Monday:36, Tuesday:34, Wednesday:40, Thursday:34 and Friday:36 trees were planted.

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trees Correct Wrong
9. Three 3-digit numbers add up to 999. The first number is 373 and the second is 415. Find the third number.

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10. The lottery prize was £1000. Ruby decided to share it with family members as follows: Mum:£170, Dad:£160, Gran:£170, Billy:£110 and Bobby:£120. How much was left for Ruby?

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pounds Correct Wrong
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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

Level 3 - Mixed multi-step problems

More Arithmetic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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