Have
a go at these questions on number.
Remember to take your time and think carefully. 

1) 
A minibus uses 36 litres of
diesel oil to travel 100 kilometres. The schoolrun is 75 kilometres each
way and the minibus makes two journeys each day. 



a) What distance does it travel in total each
day?
km
b) How much diesel oil does it use every day?
litres
c) If diesel costs 78p per litre how much does it cost in total to take
children to school and back each day? £ 



2) 
The temperature in Glasgow was
7°C at 8am, in London it was 12°C and in Paris 14C. At midday each
temperature had doubled. 



a) What is the range of temperatures at 8am?
°C
b) If the temperature in Glasgow fell 16°C between midday and midnight,
what was the temperature at midnight?
°C 



3) 
During a PE lesson Alex's pulse
rate rises from 81 to 98 beats per minute. 



a) How many beats will there be during five
minutes at rest?
beats
b) How many beats will there be during a five minute burst of activity?
beats 



4) 
If you count a year as 365 days,
how many days were these famous people alive? 



a) Queen Victoria  98 years
days
b) Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother  101 years
days 



5) 
Approximately how many litres
are there in a gallon? 



litres 



6) 
If my car uses one gallon of
petrol to go 34 miles how far can I go on 42 litres of petrol? 



miles 



7) 
A box of crisps holds 48 packs.
A shop buys the box for £11 and sells the packs for 34p each. How much
profit do they make? 



£ 



8) 
Write down the sequence of seven
numbers between 1 and 50 that have pairs of factors which are both the same
number. 



a)
,
,
,
,
,
,
b) What sort of numbers are they?




9) 
Give three numbers that have
whole number square roots between 50 and 101 



,
,




10) 
A florist buys 3 packets of seed
for £1.07 each and waits for the flowers to grow. She sells 24 bunches of
flowers at £2.49 each. What is her profit? 



£ 



11) 
I set off on a 234km journey at
7.45am. I travel at an average speed of 52km per hour. What time do I get
there? 



pm 


Created by Gillian Hartley, Broughton C of E Primary 2002

