115

1/10

34

## Difficulty Rating

1/10

#### Question 3

258

Use the proper method:

## Difficulty Rating

1/10

#### Question 4

38

Use Bus Stop method if needed

## Difficulty Rating

1/10

#### Question 5

160

1. Always convert the words to numbers and interpret the question
2. This is the trick with these questions. Being able to convert words to numbers
3. Its simply 32 x 5

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Question 6

23

1. Its just a division question…….in words
2. Use bus stop

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Question 7

Years Elapsed – 42

Total Height of 2 buildings – 2,523 feet

1. Years Elapsed = 1931-1889 = 42
2. Total Height of 2 buildings 1051+1472 = 2523 feet

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Question 8

1. If not sure, start from Monday 23rd March and add one week. This takes you to 30th March
2. Then go day by day, 31st is Tuesday, 1st is Wednesday, 2nd April is Thursday

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Question 9

South

West starts from 270 degrees. (North being 0 degrees, East 90 Degrees, South 180 Degrees, West 270 Degrees)

So 90 degrees c/wise takes you back to 0 degrees and North. This leaves 180 degrees which takes you to South

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Question 10

a) 45,670

b) 8,101

1. 4567 x 5 x 2
2. (40,505 / 25) x 5

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Question 11

£1.64

1. Use the HCF Principle. This always works if there is a HCF
2. So the HCF of 9 & 12 is 3. Find the cost of 3 bananas first
3. This is £1.23 / 3 = £0.41 for 3 (divide by 3 because there are 3 lots of 3 in 9)
4. For 12 bananas, the cost is £0.41 * 4 = £1.64

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Question 12

4

1. Definately a logical thinking question
2. What you do is cross cancel 56, 55 & 54 because they are on both sides of the brackets
3. Therefore, the revised question becomes 57-53

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Question 13

9/25

1. The way to address this is to convert all of the fractions to their simplest form;
2. So again…..HCF ! This is such a crucial part of Maths. Understanding your times tables inside out;
3. This would give us the following:

3/5    3/5    3/5 9/25 3/5

> So for example, the first fraction 12/20 has the HCF of 4. (12/4)/(20/4) = 3/5

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Question 14

35

1. Use the power of estimation. This is a crucial technique in maths
2. As you are doing questions, try and estimate the answer.
3. When you calculate your answer, you will have an idea if you are close to the answer
4. In the above, round the numbers. So it becomes 7 * 5 (Given square root of 26 is approx 5)

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Question 15

112 minutes

1. Must read the question. It is asking for minutes and not hours
2. So work on basis
1. 0942 – 1000 = 18 minutes
2. 1000 – 1100  = 60 minutes
3. 1100 –  1134  = 34 minutes
4. Total time is (18+60+34) = 112 minutes

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Question 16

See below

Remember….Hour handle shorter than minute handle. Also that the hour handle is exactly half way between 9 and 10

3/10

See below:

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Question 18

48cm

1. You have to think about times tables;
2. So the shortest length will be the LCM of 6 & 8;
3. This is 48cm

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Question 19

6

1. Permutations would be 34,35,45,43,53,54
2. Or simply 1 x 2 x 3 = 6
3. If you had 4 digits, the permutations would be 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 = 10. And so on

5/10

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Question 21

See below

The trick here is to substitute the actual scenarios with a given value. For example, assume the value costs £4.

Then use this figure in every single option to see which one works

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Question 22

c) 55

Notice the pattern and sequence. 1 gives 4 gives 9 gives 16. So a change of 3, 5, 7, 9 etc. Apply this pattern

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Question 26

Work on the basis that everyone starts at £4. 4 people and they shared the bill equally. So £16 total bill. Then go from there and adjust each individual as required

4/10

6/10

7/10