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Solving Problems Using the Four Operations (2)

In this worksheet, students use their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve a range of problems.

'Solving Problems Using the Four Operations (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you will be asked some wordy problems and must use maths to work out the answers.

 

Example

My grandfather is three times my age.

He is 63 years old.

How old am I?

 

Answer

This is a division.

63 ÷ 3 = 21

I am 21 years old.

 

Jane has 22 sweets and Tom has three times as many.

How many more sweets has Tom than Jane?

Egg boxes have 6 eggs in them.

Anna has 5 boxes, but drops one of them and breaks 5 eggs. 

How many eggs are left unbroken?

Jack has 23 sweets.

He eats 3 sweets and Jill eats twice as many.

 

How many sweets are left?

Sue has two 20p coins.

How much more does she need to buy a comic costing 75p?

Bricks are 22cm long

If I place 5 end to end, how long will they stretch in cm?

Lessons start at 8.45 a.m. and last for 2½ hours until break starts.

At what time does break start?

10.30 a.m.

11.00 a.m.

11.15 a.m.

A TV program starts at 7.15 p.m. and finishes at 8.30 p.m.

How long does it last?

1 hour

1 hour 30 minutes

1 hour 15 minutes

I think of a number and double it.

The result is 16.

What was my number?

I think of a number, double it and add 4.

The result is 16.

What was my number?

It costs 75p for a child to go swimming at the pool.

How much will it cost for two children?

Tick all the correct answers.

150 p

140 p

£1.50

£15

£1.40

  • Question 1

Jane has 22 sweets and Tom has three times as many.

How many more sweets has Tom than Jane?

CORRECT ANSWER
44
EDDIE SAYS
66 - 22 = 44
  • Question 2

Egg boxes have 6 eggs in them.

Anna has 5 boxes, but drops one of them and breaks 5 eggs. 

How many eggs are left unbroken?

CORRECT ANSWER
25
EDDIE SAYS
6 x 5 = 30 30 - 5 = 25
  • Question 3

Jack has 23 sweets.

He eats 3 sweets and Jill eats twice as many.

 

How many sweets are left?

CORRECT ANSWER
14
EDDIE SAYS
23 - 3 - 6 = 14
  • Question 4

Sue has two 20p coins.

How much more does she need to buy a comic costing 75p?

CORRECT ANSWER
35p
EDDIE SAYS
75 - 40 = 35
  • Question 5

Bricks are 22cm long

If I place 5 end to end, how long will they stretch in cm?

CORRECT ANSWER
110
110 cm
110cm
EDDIE SAYS
5 x 22 = 110
  • Question 6

Lessons start at 8.45 a.m. and last for 2½ hours until break starts.

At what time does break start?

CORRECT ANSWER
11.15 a.m.
  • Question 7

A TV program starts at 7.15 p.m. and finishes at 8.30 p.m.

How long does it last?

CORRECT ANSWER
1 hour 15 minutes
  • Question 8

I think of a number and double it.

The result is 16.

What was my number?

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
16 ÷ 2 = 8
  • Question 9

I think of a number, double it and add 4.

The result is 16.

What was my number?

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
16 - 4 = 12 12 ÷ 2 = 10
  • Question 10

It costs 75p for a child to go swimming at the pool.

How much will it cost for two children?

Tick all the correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
150 p
£1.50
EDDIE SAYS
75 x 2 = 150
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