Team Age

Team Age

Malcolm
Age: 25
Nadja
Age: 14
Chin
Age: 12
Jeff
Age: 26
Deji
Age: 15
Graham
Age: 22
Allan
Age: 21
Rob
Age: 18
Jon
Age: 11
Sara
Age: 28
Martin
Age: 24
Madhu
Age: 13

The total age of all those in the athletics team is 50.
The total age of all those in the swimming team is 32.
The total age of all those in the maths quiz team is 78.
Who is in each team? (A person may be in more than one team!)


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Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mental Methods | Problem Solving

  • Year Six, Tichill St. Mary's
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  • Year Six found this very easy and didn't take long at all.
  • Mr Fawer,
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  • A very good one.
  • Mr Terrance,
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  • My Year 5 top set it took them 2 minutes to do. Very good for their mental skills.
  • Miss McCormick,
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  • Primary 5 enjoyed this problem and was a good way to start the day!
  • Sophie, America
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  • I enjoyed doing this one with my tutor .
  • Adela King,
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  • Hello. Do you publish the Starter of the Day answers on your site? [Transum: Yes, the answers are available to those who have signed in. Scroll down the page to see the answers in red]
  • Team 24, Oxnard, California
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  • This was a challenging problem because we extended it to find the mode, mean, median, and range. Lot's of fun!
  • Maria, Melbourne
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  • My kids will love this! Thank you!

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