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Use Division and Rounding to Solve Real Life Problems

In this worksheet, students round off to give sensible answers to wordy division problems.

'Use Division and Rounding to Solve Real Life Problems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Round/Approximate Numbers Appropriately

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Worksheet Overview

Sometimes, when we divide, we get answers that are so accurate that they don't make sense!

We must round the answer up or down to make sense of the question.

 

Example

How many coaches carrying 20 people will be needed to take 575 people to a football match?

 

Answer

575 ÷ 20 = 28.75

 

It is impossible to have 28.75 coaches....so we need to think!!

28 coaches will not be enough.

So we need to round up to 29 coaches.

 

coach

 

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