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Fractions, decimals and percentages

Watch out — some of these questions can be a bit tricky. Don't forget to write your fractions like this — 1 5/8.
  1) Aron filled nine quarter-litre glasses of cola from a 5-litre container.  
    a) How much cola did he pour out altogether? litres
b) How much cola was left in the container? litres
 
 
  2) At the school sports Carly jumped 16 1/4m on her first jump. Her second jump was 3/4m longer, her third jump was 3/4m longer than the second. The school record was 18 1/2m, how much further did she need to jump to break this on her fourth attempt? Give your answer as a fraction of a metre.  
    over m  
 
  3) At the sports the parents sell 150 items from the barbeque.
1/2 were burgers
1/5 were vegeburgers
1/10 were toasted buns
The rest were hotdogs
How many of each type were sold?
 
    burgers
vegeburgers
toasted buns
hotdogs
 
 
  4) Jasmine is cutting tape from a roll. The roll has 6 2/5m left on it. Each piece she needs is 1 1/4 long. How many pieces can Jasmine cut?  
     
 
  5) Jasmine has 0.72m left on another roll. She cuts it into three equal pieces, how long are they?  
    m  
 
  6) 18% of 350 cars in a car park have parking tickets. How many is this?  
     
 
  7) Find the cost of 22.6 litres of petrol at 79p per litre  

 

  £  
 
  8) Two friends go on holiday to the same place. Gareth pays £178.50 for 7 nights. At a different hotel Greg pays £172.50 for 5 nights.  
    a) Who pays less per day?
b) How much less is the cost each day? £
 
 
  9) A chocolate bar has sides measuring 2.6cm, 3.4cm and 7.5cm.  
    a) What is the area of the largest face? cm2
b) What is the volume of the bar? cm3
 
 
  10) A carpet is 4m wide. It costs £8.99 per m2 or £35 per linear metre.  
    a) Which is the best value, price per m2 or linear metre?
b) If I buy 5m2 how much do I pay? £
c) How much more would I have to pay if I bought a 2m width off the roll? £
 
 
  11) If VAT increases from 17.5% to 19% how much more will it cost for a car costing £8,000.00 before tax?  
    £  
 
You scored
     
Created by Gillian Hartley, Broughton C of E Primary 2002