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Which Operation?

Decide which mathematical operation is required then use it to find the answers.

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This is level 2: problems involving numbers generally up to 100. You may not need all of the information given in the question. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online.

1) Makayla saw three items in an electronics shop on sale. They cost £49, £61, and £62. She decided to buy the two cheaper items. How much did those two items cost in total?

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2) It takes Maria five minutes to paint one fence post. How many fence posts could Maria paint in five hours if she painted continuously without any breaks?

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3) Mariah planted 75 trees into 5 plots in 3 hours. She made sure that there were the same number of trees in each plot. What was her tree planting rate in trees per hour?

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4) Marissa had 41 social media followers, 43 school friends and 77 extended family members. None of the school friends are also her social media followers. She decides to record contact details of followers and friends in a spreadsheet with each person taking up one row of the spreadsheet. How many rows will be needed?

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5) Four fifths of the students at a large school came to school by bus. The rest (396 students) walked to school. What was the total number of students at the school?

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6) Mason was playing darts where each player starts with 501 points then subtracts the number of points earned on the dart board. The first to zero is the winner. With his first three darts Mason scored 5, 20 and 12 points. How many more points must he score to reduce the 501 to zero?

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7) Matthew's book contains 89 pages. Each night before he goes to sleep he reads 8 pages. Currently he is on page 56. How many pages are left?

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8) Maya was wondering whether the product of two odd numbers was odd or even. As she looked out of the bus window he noticed the following numbers on houses and a car registration number plate: 32, 33 and 83. She ignored the even number. What was the product of the odd numbers?

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9) A Tran Tours bus holds 46 people. How many busses will be required to transport 80 11-year olds and 91 12-year olds on a day trip to the Lake District?

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10) Find the average (mean) of the numbers below that are odd.

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Level 1 - Problems involving numbers generally up to 12

Level 2 - Problems involving numbers generally up to 100

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

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

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Vocabulary for Arithmetic

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