# ### Number Sequences 1

What is the 5th:
a) Odd number; 9
b) Square number; 25
c) Prime number. 11

### Factors

Find all the factors of:

30

1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 30.

### Multiples

Subtract the 5th from the 10th multiples of:

3

15

### Polygons

What are the names of regular polygons with:
a) seven sides;
b) eight sides;
c) nine sides.

Heptagon, Octagon and Nonagon (all regular)

### Rounding

Round the following numbers to three significant figures:
a) 43.95; 43.9
b) 147778; 148000
c) 0.005395; 0.00540

### Area of a Triangle

Find the area of a triangle that has a base of 4cm and a height of 8cm.

16cm2

### Area of a Trapezium

Find the area of a trapezium that has a base of 10cm, a height of 5cm and a top (parallel to base) of 4cm. 35cm2

Evaluate:

$$\frac{2}{5} + \frac{6}{8}$$ $$= 1\frac{3}{20}$$

### Fractions (Multiplying)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{3}{5} × \frac{6}{8}$$ $$= \frac{9}{20}$$

### Fractions (Dividing)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{2}{3} ÷ \frac{5}{4}$$ $$= \frac{8}{15}$$

### Circle (Vocabulary)

Name the red part.  ### Venn Diagrams

Describe the red region.  ### Shape Formulas

What is the formula?  What is it?  ### Fraction to Percentage

Convert this fraction to a percentage.

$$\frac{3}{5}$$ $$= 60$$%

### Circle Area

Find the area of a circle that has a radius of 9cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

254cm2

### Circle Circumference

Find the circumference of a circle that has a radius of 11cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

69.1cm2

Calculate the value of:

9.8 + 3.4

= 13.2

### Decimals (Subtracting)

Calculate the value of:

5.1 − 3.5

= 1.6

### Decimals (Multiplying)

Calculate the value of:

9.6 × 8.9

= 85.44

### Decimals (Dividing)

Calculate the value of:

88.2 ÷ 14

= 6.3

### Indices (Simple)

What is the value of:

32

= 9

What is the value of:

30

= 1

Calculate the value of:

75 + 59

= 134

### Basic Subtraction

Calculate the value of:

62 − 29

= 33

### Basic Multiplication

Calculate the value of:

56 × 92

= 5152

### Basic Division 2

Calculate the value of:

2016 ÷ 28

= 72

### Percentage (Of)

Find the value of:

35% of 320

= 112

### Standard Form 1

Find the value of:

6.52 × 103

= 6520

### Highest Common Factor

Find the highest common factor of thirty five and twenty five.

= 5

### Times Tables (2-5)

 8 × 2 = 16 7 × 5 = 35 4 × 3 = 12 5 × 3 = 15 3 × 4 = 12 6 × 4 = 24 9 × 3 = 27 2 × 4 = 8

### Times Tables (2-12)

 6 × 11 = 66 3 × 7 = 21 7 × 5 = 35 4 × 4 = 16 8 × 2 = 16 5 × 10 = 50 9 × 6 = 54 2 × 11 = 22

### Times Tables (2)

 7 × 2 = 14 6 × 2 = 12 5 × 2 = 10 9 × 2 = 18 8 × 2 = 16 3 × 2 = 6 4 × 2 = 8 2 × 2 = 4

### Times Tables (3)

 3 × 3 = 9 6 × 3 = 18 5 × 3 = 15 7 × 3 = 21 8 × 3 = 24 4 × 3 = 12 9 × 3 = 27 2 × 3 = 6

### Times Tables (4)

 6 × 4 = 24 7 × 4 = 28 5 × 4 = 20 3 × 4 = 12 9 × 4 = 36 8 × 4 = 32 4 × 4 = 16 2 × 4 = 8

### Times Tables (5)

 7 × 5 = 35 6 × 5 = 30 3 × 5 = 15 4 × 5 = 20 5 × 5 = 25 9 × 5 = 45 8 × 5 = 40 2 × 5 = 10

### Times Tables (6)

 5 × 6 = 30 6 × 6 = 36 9 × 6 = 54 7 × 6 = 42 3 × 6 = 18 8 × 6 = 48 4 × 6 = 24 2 × 6 = 12

### Times Tables (7)

 6 × 7 = 42 7 × 7 = 49 4 × 7 = 28 8 × 7 = 56 9 × 7 = 63 5 × 7 = 35 3 × 7 = 21 2 × 7 = 14

### Times Tables (8)

 3 × 8 = 24 7 × 8 = 56 5 × 8 = 40 4 × 8 = 32 9 × 8 = 72 6 × 8 = 48 8 × 8 = 64 2 × 8 = 16

### Times Tables (9)

 8 × 9 = 72 9 × 9 = 81 6 × 9 = 54 4 × 9 = 36 3 × 9 = 27 7 × 9 = 63 5 × 9 = 45 2 × 9 = 18

### Times Tables (12)

 6 × 12 = 72 7 × 12 = 84 9 × 12 = 108 8 × 12 = 96 4 × 12 = 48 3 × 12 = 36 5 × 12 = 60 2 × 12 = 24

### Fractions (Equivalent)

Write this fraction in its simplest form:

$$\frac{6}{12}$$ $$= \frac{1}{2}$$

### Fractions (Mixed)

Evaluate:

$$2\frac{4}{5} − \frac{7}{8}$$ $$= 1\frac{37}{40}$$

### Pythagoras

Find BC if AB = 5.4m and AC = 6.5m. 8.45m

### Trigonometry (Angle)

Find angle BCA if AC = 4.4m and BC = 6.2m. 44.8o

### Trigonometry (Side)

Find BC if angle BCA = 48o and AC = 5m. 7.47m

2

2

2

### Fraction to Decimal

Convert this fraction to a decimal.

$$\frac{2}{5}$$ $$= 0.4$$

### Decimal to Fraction

Convert this decimal to a fraction.

$$0.69$$ = $$\frac{69}{100}$$

### Percentage (Increase)

Increase £140 by 45%

£203

### Lowest Common Multiple

What is the lowest common multiple of sixteen and thirty two.

= 32

### Sequence (Arithmetic)

7,18,29,40,51...

Find the:
a) next term; 62
b) nth term; 11n - 4
c) term number 39; 425

### Sequence (Geometric)

6,24,96,384,1536...

Find the:
a) next term; 6144
b) nth term; 6 × 4n-1
c) term number 10; 1572864

### Interest (Simple)

If £180 is invested for 7 years with a simple interest rate of 5%, find the amount of interest earned. £63.00

### Interest (Compound)

If £100 is invested with an interest rate of 1% compounded annually, find the value of the investment after 7 years. £107.21

### Currency Exchange

If £1 is worth $1.44, convert: a) £200 to dollars;$288.00

b) \$160 to pounds; £138.89

### Coordinates (Midpoint)

What are the coordinates of the midpoint of the line joining:

$$(-1,-1) \text{ and } (9,5)$$

(4,2)

What is the gradient of the line joining:

$$(-2,6) \text{ and } (1,9)$$

1

### Coordinates (Square)

Here are the coordinates of 3 vertices of a square, what are the coordinates of the 4th?

$$(3,5),(9,8),(0,11)$$

(6,14)

### Negative Numbers

a) 6 − 18 = -12
b) 6 × (-11) = -66
c) (12−18)(10−17) = 42
d) 66 ÷ (-11) = -6
e) (-12)2 = 144

### Substitution

If p = 6, q = 23 and
r = -12 evaluate:

a) 2q − p = 40
b) pq + r = 126
c) p2 − 5q - r = -67

### Equations (Type 1)

Solve:

$$5x = 25$$

$$x = 5$$

### Equations (Type 2)

Solve:

$$4x +9= 17$$

$$x = 2$$

### Equations (Type 3)

Solve:

$$6x +6= 2x + 30$$

$$x = 6$$

### Equations (Type 4)

Solve:

$$3(3x +6)-12= 42$$

$$x = 4$$

### Equations (Type 5)

Solve:

$$2(4x + 2)= 3(5x + 5)$$

$$x = -1.57 \text{(to 3 sf)}$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 1)

Solve:

$$4x+4y = 44$$
$$3x-4y = -9$$

$$x = 5, y = 6$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 2)

Solve:

$$3x+4y = 37$$
$$2x+8y = 46$$

$$x = 7, y = 4$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 3)

Solve:

$$7x-6y = 51.5$$
$$4x+6y = 53$$

$$x = 9.5, y = 2.5$$

### Sets (Union)

Find the union of:

{6,7,8,9,10} and
{3,4,5,6,7,8}

{3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}

### Sets (Intersection)

Find the intersection of:

{6,7,8,9,10} and
{5,6,7,8,9,10}

{6,7,8,9,10}

### Bearings

A plane flies from point A to point B on a bearing of 069o. What bearing would it return on from B to A? 249o

### Probability

A number is picked at random from the set

{1,3,6,10,15}

what is the probability it is even? $$\frac25$$

Evaluate:

92 − 4 × 5 + 9

70

### Simplify

Simplify the following by collecting like terms:

$$7d−3e−5d+7e$$

$$4e+2d$$

### Ratio

Divide 121 in the ratio

4:7

44 and 77

### Graph (Linear)

Draw a rough sketch of the graph of:

$$2y=x+4$$

y intercept 2

### Prime Factors

Express the following number as the product of prime numbers:

45

3 x 3 x 5

### Percentage (Reverse)

In a sale an item costs £90 after a 25% reduction. What was the original price?

£120

### Averages

Find the mean, mode, median and range of the following:

1,2,3,4,5

Mean = 3, no mode,
median = 3 and range = 4

### Time (Analogue)

What time is this?  ### Time (Digital)

Sketch a clock face:  ### Decimals (Recurring)

Write the following recurring decimal as a fraction in its lowest terms.

0.666666... $$\frac{2}{3}$$

### Percentage (Decrease)

Decrease £60 by 25%

£45

### Brackets (Linear)

Expand:

$$2(3x-9)$$

$$6x-18$$

Expand:

$$(x+1)(3x-1)$$

$$3x^2+2x-1$$

### Factorise (Linear)

Factorise:

$$49x-28$$

$$7(7x-4)$$

Factorise:

$$x^2+x-12$$

$$(x+4)(x-3)$$

Factorise:

$$x^2-16$$

$$(x+4)(x-4)$$

### Circle Theorems

Which theorem?  ### Standard Form 2

Find the value of:

7.79 × 10-3

= 0.00779

### Standard Form 3

Write in standard form:

1230

= 1.23 × 103

### Standard Form 4

Write in standard form:

0.00868

= 8.68 × 10-3

Find the nth term:

$$-2, 2, 8, 16, 26,$$

$$n^2+n-4$$

### Standard Form 5

Multiply 6 × 103
by 6 × 105 and give the answer in standard form.

= 3.6 × 109

Solve:

$$x^2-x-6= 0$$

$$x = 3$$ and $$-2$$

Solve this equation giving the solutions to 3 significant figures:

$$4x^2+5x-4 = 0$$

$$x = 0.554$$ and $$-1.80$$

### Polygon Angles

What is the size of each exterior angle of a regular octagon?

45° ### Change The Subject

Make $$g$$ the subject of the formula
$$e=\frac{g}{h}+d$$

$$g=h(e-d)$$

### Basic Division 1

Calculate the value of:

2112 ÷ 8

= 264

### Number Sequences 2

What is the 9th:
a) Cube number; 729
b) Triangular number; 45
c) Fibonacci number. 34

### Square Numbers

What are the three largest square numbers less than
121

100, 81, 64

### Prime Numbers

What are the next three prime numbers after
41

43, 47, 53

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