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Interpreting Tables: What is the Distance? (1)

In this worksheet, students read a distance chart and answer questions on the distance between two cities.

'Interpreting Tables: What is the Distance? (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Complete, Read and Interpret Tables

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

You are planning a holiday from London to the European cities listed in the distance chart below. You will want to compare how far away the cities are for your trip.

 

The following distance chart shows the direct distances between certain European cities in kilometres.

 

Looking at the chart, have a go at finding the distance between London and Dublin using these steps to help:

1. Locate London in the left-hand column of the chart.

2. Next find Dublin by looking across the top row of the chart.

3. The final step is to find the box where the two cities meet both across and down on the chart, so the answer is 463 km. 

 

Notice also that the reverse distance between Dublin and London is the same.

 

Distance Chart

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

London and Rome

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Berlin and Dublin

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Munich and London

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Madrid and Berlin

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Madrid and Munich

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Paris and Rome

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to find which city is furthest away from London.

 

Distance chart

Use this distance chart to find which of Berlin or Brussels is closer to Rome?

 

Distance chart

Use the distance chart to find how much closer London is to Paris, compared to the distance from London to Rome.

(just write the number)

Distance chart

Which two cities are closest together?

 

Distance chart

Madrid and Berlin

Rome and Dublin

Madrid and Dublin

  • Question 1

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

London and Rome

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
1431
EDDIE SAYS
If you locate London in the left-hand column of the chart, then find Rome by looking across the top row of the chart, your final step is to find the box where the two cities meet both across and down on the chart. Well done for finding 1431km!
  • Question 2

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Berlin and Dublin

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
1315
EDDIE SAYS
If you locate Berlin in the left-hand column of the chart, then find Dublin by looking across the top row of the chart, you can find the box where the two cities meet both across and down. Great work for finding 1315km!
  • Question 3

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Munich and London

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
916
EDDIE SAYS
If you locate Munich in the left-hand column of the chart, then find London by looking across the top row of the chart, you will find that the distance is 916km.
  • Question 4

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Madrid and Berlin

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
1868
EDDIE SAYS
If you locate Madrid in the left-hand column of the chart, then find Berlin by looking across the top row of the chart, you will find that the distance is where the cities meet both across and down on the chart. The answer is 1868km.
  • Question 5

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Madrid and Munich

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
1485
EDDIE SAYS
You're getting very good at using this chart now! If you locate Madrid in the left-hand column of the chart, then find Munich by looking across the top row of the chart, you can find the box where the two cities meet both across and down. Great work for finding 1485km as the distance!
  • Question 6

Use this distance chart to state the distance in km between the following two cities:

Paris and Rome

(just write the number)

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
1106
EDDIE SAYS
I see you found Paris in the left-hand column of the chart and Rome across the top row of the chart, so the box where the two cities meet both across and down on the chart is 1106km!
  • Question 7

Use this distance chart to find which city is furthest away from London.

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
Rome
EDDIE SAYS
You can find this answer on the chart 2 ways, horizontally or vertically. You can locate London in the left-hand column of the chart and just compare all of the numbers across until you find the largest number. You can also locate London across the top of the chart and just glance up and down to compare the numbers until you find the largest number, which is 1431km for Rome.
  • Question 8

Use this distance chart to find which of Berlin or Brussels is closer to Rome?

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
Brussels
EDDIE SAYS
You can find this answer on the chart 2 ways, horizontally or vertically. You can locate Rome in the left-hand column of the chart and just compare the distances for Berlin and Brussels. You can also locate Rome across the top of the chart and just glance down to compare the distances between Berlin and Brussels, looking for the smaller number, which is 1171km for Brussels.
  • Question 9

Use the distance chart to find how much closer London is to Paris, compared to the distance from London to Rome.

(just write the number)

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
1090
EDDIE SAYS
First you need to find London on the chart, then find how far Paris and Rome are from London. Paris is 341km, while Rome is 1431km. To find how much closer Paris is, you'll need to subtract the distance of Paris from Rome: 1431km - 341km = 1090km. Great work interpreting this chart!
  • Question 10

Which two cities are closest together?

 

Distance chart

CORRECT ANSWER
Madrid and Dublin
EDDIE SAYS
Using the chart, compare the distances by locating Madrid and Rome in the left-hand column of the chart. From there, you can see the distance between Madrid and Berlin is 1868km and the distance between Rome and Dublin is 1882km. The distance between Madrid and Dublin is 1450km, making them the two cities that are closest together.
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