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Division and Rounding: Word Problems

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

'Division and Rounding: Word 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 which are too accurate and therefore 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.

 

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