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Word Formulae

In this worksheet, students use simple word formulae to work out the answers.

'Word Formulae' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Multiplication and Division

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Multiplication/Division Problems

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A word formula is an instruction that tells you how to work something out.

 

Example

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for roast beef.  Using this formula, the beef will come out cooked "medium".

 

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

For how long should a 3 kg joint of beef be cooked?

 

Answer

The weight is 3 kg, so ....

Cooking Time = 3 x 30 = 90 minutes

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many minutes should a 2 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many minutes should a 4 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many HOURS should a 4 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many HOURS should a 6 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many minutes should a 2½ kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Jack is 5 years old.  

How much pocket money will Jack get in pence?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Jill is 6 years old.  

How much pocket money will Jill get in pence?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Ben is 12 years old.  

How much pocket money will Ben get in POUNDS?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Fran gets £4 pocket money. 

How old is she in years?

(just write the number)

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Betty gets £3.50 pocket money. 

How old is she in years?

(just write the number)

  • Question 1

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many minutes should a 2 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
60
  • Question 2

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many minutes should a 4 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
120
  • Question 3

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many HOURS should a 4 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
2
  • Question 4

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many HOURS should a 6 kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
3
  • Question 5

Here is a word formula to work out the cooking time (in minutes) for a joint of roast beef.  

 

Cooking Time in minutes = Weight in kg x 30

 

For how many minutes should a 2½ kg joint of beef be cooked?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
75
  • Question 6

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Jack is 5 years old.  

How much pocket money will Jack get in pence?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
250
  • Question 7

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Jill is 6 years old.  

How much pocket money will Jill get in pence?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
300
  • Question 8

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Ben is 12 years old.  

How much pocket money will Ben get in POUNDS?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
6
  • Question 9

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Fran gets £4 pocket money. 

How old is she in years?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
8
  • Question 10

Here is a word formula to work out how much pocket money Anne gives to each of her children.

 

Pocket money in pence = Age in years x 50

 

Betty gets £3.50 pocket money. 

How old is she in years?

(just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
7
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