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\(45.7 + 46.7 − 44.7\)

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\((-16) \times (-12)\)

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\(67.5 \div (-9)\)

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For every five and a half tins of red paint, six tins of white paint are required. How many tins of white paint are required for 55 tins of red paint?

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The answer to a calculation was rounded to 4.99 correct to three significant figures. What is the smallest value the exact answer could have been?

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The digits 2, 5, 4 and 3, are arranged in random order to make a four-digit number. In how many different ways can this be done?

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Write the number four hundred and forty thousand, eight hundred and forty seven in digits.

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Write the number
9.9 × 105
as an ordinary number
(not in standard form).

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Write the number
5.4 × 10-3
as an ordinary number
(not in standard form).

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\(90000 - 12\)

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\(7 \times 8 \times 9 \times 10\)

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\(89 - 262\)

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\(97.3 + \square = 186.1\)

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\(6210 − \square = 6142.3\)

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\(110.5 ÷ \square = 17\)

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Find \(x\) if the point \((x,4)\) is the midpoint of
\((2, 1)\) and \((20, 7)\)

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Find the gradient of the line joining the points
\((9, 8)\) and \((11, 13)\)

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Find the gradient of the line joining the points
\((8, 8)\) and \((12, -1)\)

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Evaluate \(0.2^0\)

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What is \( \sqrt{289}\)?

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\(50\% \; \text{of} \; 260\)

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\(1000-(4^2 + 7 \times 7)\)

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\(912 \div 2 = \square \div 5\)

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\(88 \div \frac12 \)

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Level 1 - Inspired by the number and operations curriculum statements for Year 5

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