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Solve A Variety of Number Problems

In this worksheet, students will solve a variety of number problems with or without the aid of a calculator.

'Solve A Variety of Number Problems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Popular topics:   Numbers worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be solving a variety of number problems.




Which fraction is larger? A =
or B =



There are two ways we could work this out.


Method 1: Turn them into decimals.


3 ÷ 9 = 0.33333333.....

6 ÷ 7 = 0.8571428......, which is larger.

So, the answer is B


Method 2: Give the two fractions a common denominator.


The lowest common multiple of 9 and 7 is 63, so that will be our new denominator.

We multiplied the 9 by 7 to get 63, so we multiply the 3 by 7 to get 21.

We multiplied the 7 by 9 to get 63, so we multiply the 6 by 9 to get 54.


We now have A = 21/63 and B = 54/63


So, we can see that B is indeed bigger.


There is often more than one way to solve a problem - choose the one that works best for you!


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