Problem Solving Multiple Choice Topic Test

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Problem Solving Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of problem solving with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Problem Solving multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. If goldilocks and the three little pigs sat down at a table, how many legs would there be?

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This question was suggested by Flossie Roberts, Portland, Dorset

2. I'm thinking of a number: I add 6, divide by 4 and then times it by 5 and my answer is 35, what was my original number?

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This question was suggested by Rebecca and Michelle, Leeds

3. Milly likes her coffee made with water and milk in the ratio 4:5. During a week Milly will drink a total of four and a half litres of coffee. How much more milk than water is in the coffee she drinks.

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4. A snail climbs up a 12m wall. It climbs 3m each day, but slips back 2m each night. On what day will it reach the top of the wall?

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This question was suggested by Gillian, New Zealand

5. How many buses will be needed to hold 476 people when a bus can hold 52 people.

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This question was suggested by Finn Meyer, Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium Goslar, Germany

6. If Bob has 44p and Bill has 22p how much does Bob have to give Bill so they have the same amount of money?

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This question was suggested by Sophie Brown, Newcastle

7. Mr and Mrs Thomson have six children and the sum of their ages is 63. What was the sum of the ages of the Thomson children 7 years ago?

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This question was suggested by Caitlyn Dawbin,

8. If Dan and Don share $48 in the ratio 5:1 how much more than Don will Dan receive?

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9. The perimeter of a rectangle is 28.6cm. One side of the rectangle is 5.1cm. What is the size of the longer side of the rectangle?

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This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham

10. Two apples and three bananas cost £1.70, and the price of a banana is 75% of the price of an apple. What is the price of an apple?

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This question was suggested by Beth, North Berwick, Scotland, UK

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file. You can also claim a 'Transum Trophy' by completing this quiz.

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