Mathematics Questions from LRGS
A 1+2/2+3 B 2+4/2+3 C 1+2/4+6 D 1+4/1+3 E 3+4/2+42. A ball is dropped onto a hard surface. Each time it bounces it rebounds to exactly one third of the height from which it fell. After the second bounce the ball rises to a height of 9cm. From what height was it originally dropped?
3. A newspaper has thirty six pages. Which other pages are on the same sheet as page 10?
4. One quarter of a number is 24. What is one third of the original number?
5. 6% of 6 plus 8% of 8 equals
6. On four tests each marked out of 100 my average was 85. What was the lowest mark I could have scored on any one test?
7. The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that 54 acres of Brazilian rain forest are destroyed every minute of every day. Approximately how many acres are lost each week?
A 50 000
B 80 000
C 200 000
D 500 000
E 2 000 000
8. In a sponsored "animal streak" the cheetah ran at 90 km/h for 18 seconds. The snail crawled along at 20 h/km. How long did it take the snail to cover the same distance as the cheetah approximately?
9. Wallace and Gromit are waiting in a queue. There are x people behind Wallace, who is y places in front of Gromit. If there are n people in front of Gromit, how long is the queue?
A 9 months
B 9 weeks
C 9 days
D 9 hours
E 9 minutes
10. ABCD is a square with sides of length 9cm. How many points (inside or outside the square) are equidistant from B and from C and are exactly 6cm from A?
E more than 3
You should not use a calculator to solve these problems though a dictionary may help!
Please send answers to Robin Thompson or David Leckey.
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