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Solve Worded Number Problems

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

'Solve Worded Number Problems' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Number

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must answer worded number problems.

 

Example

Which fraction is larger? A =
3
9
or B =
6
7

 

Answer

3 ÷ 9 = 0.33333333.....

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

Answer is B

 

 

Which fraction is larger? A =
3
4
or B =
5
9

Use your calculator to help you.

A

B

Find two whole numbers whose sum is 8 and whose product is 12.

2

4

6

Two consecutive whole numbers add up to 41.


What are the numbers?

20 and 21

30 and 11

19 and 20

You are told that three consecutive whole numbers add up to 84.


If this is possible, find the numbers.

26 and 27 and 28

27 and 28 and 29

28 and 29 and 30

The sum of two whole numbers is 22 and their difference is 14.


Find the two numbers.

19 and 6

16 and 6

18 and 4

You are told that the sum of another two whole numbers is 20 and their difference is 15. 

Is this possible?

Yes

No

The mean of three numbers is 12. 

Two of three numbers are 9 and 14.


What is the third number?

14

13

17

Which fraction is larger? A =
3
9
or B =
6
7

Use your calculator to help you.

A

B

Find two whole numbers whose sum is 9 and whose product is 8.

1

8

7

Which fraction is smaller? A =
1
6
or B =
2
9

Use your calculator to help you.

A

B

  • Question 1

 

Which fraction is larger? A =
3
4
or B =
5
9

Use your calculator to help you.

CORRECT ANSWER
A
  • Question 2

Find two whole numbers whose sum is 8 and whose product is 12.

CORRECT ANSWER
2
6
EDDIE SAYS
2 + 6 = 8
2 × 6 = 12
  • Question 3

Two consecutive whole numbers add up to 41.


What are the numbers?

CORRECT ANSWER
20 and 21
EDDIE SAYS
20 + 21 = 41
  • Question 4

You are told that three consecutive whole numbers add up to 84.


If this is possible, find the numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER
27 and 28 and 29
EDDIE SAYS
27 + 28 + 29 = 84
  • Question 5

The sum of two whole numbers is 22 and their difference is 14.


Find the two numbers.

CORRECT ANSWER
18 and 4
EDDIE SAYS
18 + 4 = 22
18 - 4 = 14
  • Question 6

You are told that the sum of another two whole numbers is 20 and their difference is 15. 

Is this possible?

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
The only solution is 17½ and 2½, which are not whole numbers
  • Question 7

The mean of three numbers is 12. 

Two of three numbers are 9 and 14.


What is the third number?

CORRECT ANSWER
13
EDDIE SAYS
Total is 3 x 12 = 36
  • Question 8

Which fraction is larger? A =
3
9
or B =
6
7

Use your calculator to help you.

CORRECT ANSWER
B
  • Question 9

Find two whole numbers whose sum is 9 and whose product is 8.

CORRECT ANSWER
1
8
EDDIE SAYS
1 + 8 = 9
1 × 8 = 8
  • Question 10

Which fraction is smaller? A =
1
6
or B =
2
9

Use your calculator to help you.

CORRECT ANSWER
A
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