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## Difficulty Rating

1/10

#### Answer

536

Use bus stop method if needed

## Difficulty Rating

1/10

#### Answer

2/5   1/2   5/8

1. Convert all fractions to the lowest common denominator
2. The LCD of 5, 8 & 2 is 40. Always easiest to work by going through the highest of the 3 numbers. So count in 8s
3. Revised fractions are as per follows so it now becomes much easier to rank these:

16/40 25/40 20/40

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Answer

18

Work these questions always with the following approach:
3/8 * 48/1

Then simplify to:
3/1 * 6/1

Easier to get to the answer of 18

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Answer

6.7 , 48

Sequence Questions. You should always mark clearly what each sequence is moving up in. So in the first case, its going up in “0.3s”

So the next number will be 6.7

For the second one, the pattern is that the numbers are doubling. So the next number will be 48

The trick with these questions is to analyse the change number on number as the key takeaway

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Answer

1.009

If not sure, put the numbers in column format like below:

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Answer

9 & 4

1. The way to tackle this question is think of multiples of 36. This would be 1,2,3,4,6,9,12,18,36
2. The 2 numbers with a difference of 5 are 9 & 4

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a) See below

b) See below

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Answer

Convert all the cards to the same metric if that helps to evaluate

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Answer

a) 2

12 x 50p = £6.00

18 x 20p = £3.60

7 x 10p = 70p

12 x 2p = 24p

Total = £10.54

b) £4.46

If she has spent £10.54, she would need to spend a further £4.46

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Answer

9

Work backwards:

35 – 8 = 27. Divide by 3 = 9

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Answer

40 metres; 10 wooden trays; 160 nails

The approach:

• There are 2 approaches.
• Work out what it would be for 1 bird table and then multiply up by 10 to get the total for 10 bird tables. However, this approach means that you start to deal in decimals as you would need 0.4 wooden trays per bird table. This can sometimes cause errors down the line
• Therefore, the approach I advocate is HCF.
• Look at the core numbers which is that you have the “requirements” for 4 bird tables and need to work out what is required for 10
• The HCF of 4 & 10 is 2
• Therefore, calculate what is needed for 2. In this case, that would be halving what you need for 4.
• So for 2 you need 8 metres of wood, 2 wooden trays and 32 nails
• Then work out “how many batches of 2s” you need to get for the required 10 tables
• So this is 5 batches
• The answer becomes (5 * 8 metres of wood); (5 * 2 wooden trays) and (5 * 32 nails)

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Answer

a) £25.80

1. Cost of Tickets – 2 Adults + 2 Children. (£6.50 x 2) + (£3.00 x 2) = £19
2. Popcorn – 2 Small bags + 1 Large Bag. (£1.50 x 2) + (£2.20) = £5.20
3. Total Cost is £24.20
4. Change is therefore £50.00 – £24.20

b) 1 hour 5 minutes

1. 14:30 + 3 hours = 17:30.
2. So 17:30 less 16:25 leaves 1 hour 5 minutes

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Answer

30

A classic question on the concept of fractions. If Ravi is left with 12 sweets and this equals 2/5, then you have to calculate what 1/5 equals. This is 12/2 so it equals 6 sweets

Therefore, each 1/5 = 6 sweets. There were therefore 30 sweets to start with in the box

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Answer

a) 6 Years 4 Months

1998 less 1992 = 6 years

1st Sept less 1st May = 4 months

b) 2007

15th birthday will be 1992 + 15 = 2007

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Answer

18 minutes slow

1. Clock A says 7:05. If it is 12 minutes fast, then the actual time is 6:53.
2. Clock B is currently 6:35.
3. Therefore, Clock B is 18 minutes slow

## Difficulty Rating

3/10

#### Answer

a) 11 balloons

1. Always best to convert to the same denomination.
2. If she has a 4metres, then this is 400cm. Each string 35cm, then the total is 400/35 = 11.4
3. Total number of balloons = 11

b) 15cm

1. 11 balloons would take 11 x 35cm of string
2. This is 385cm
3. Therefore, 15cm is left over

## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Answer

a) 330 minutes

6 x 55 minutes = 330 minutes

b) £19.80

1. 330 minutes / 60 = 5 hours 30 minutes
2. Per Hour = £3.60.
3. Therefore £3.60 x 5.5 hours = £19.80

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Answer

a) b) c) See below

## Difficulty Rating

7/10

#### Answer

a) 25%

1. Firstly count the number of segments. There are 12 segments
2. 3 of the segments are shaded
3. Therefore in total, 3/12 are shaded = 25%

b) 3/16

1. Each Large Triangle is equivalent to 2 small triangles
2. There are 3 small triangles shaded out of a total of 16

c) See below

1. 16 squares altogether
2. 4/16 = 25% shaded

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a) b) See below

6/10

## Difficulty Rating

7/10

#### Answer

a) 8

1. If 64 cars in total, then the following equation will be used to calculate the number of red cars
2.  64/1 * 45/360.
3. After cross cancellation, this is simplified to:
4. 64/1 * 5/40
5. Further cross cancellation:
6. 8/1 * 1/1

b) 3/8

1. The key here is to remember that the opposite angles when 2 lines cross, create equal angles
2. So given Black and Red are 45º each, this gives 90° in total
3. So remaining in the circle is 360 – 90 = 270
4. Each angle must therefore be 270/2 = 135
5. Every 45 degrees = 1/8th. So 135 = 3/8

## Difficulty Rating

8/10

#### Answer

Need to work through each person to understand the possible options:

Thomas – Brasted, Westerham or Dunton

Henry – Knockholt or Dunton

Edward – Dunton or Sevenoaks

Gordon – Brasted or Knockholt

## Difficulty Rating

7/10

#### Answer

a) 87m²

1. The area of the lawn is 96m² (12 x 8)
2. The patio will take 3 x 3 = 9m²
3. Therefore, the remaining area of the lawn is 96 – 9 = 87m²

b)  40m

1. The perimeter of the lawn is 2 x (12 + 8) = 40m

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## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Answer

a) A & C. Both have a perimeter of 8

b) 4cm²

## Difficulty Rating

9/10

#### Answer

a) 3.7kg

1. Important with these questions to recognise what each marker is worth
2. In this case, we start at 3kg and finish at 4kg
3. There are 10 markers in between so each marker is 100g….OR 0.1kg
4. Baby therefore weights 3.7kg

b) 325g

1. Same process as above. Work out each marker
2. Each marker is 25g
3. So the mouse weighs 325g

c) 142cm on the ruler

1. Again recognise what each marker is worth. In this case its 2cm per marker

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## Difficulty Rating

5/10

#### Answer

Total Cost of Family of 2 adults and 3 children = £6,020

1. Calculate each component at a time;
2. Read the question carefully as infants (children <2) travel free;
3. So real cost is 2 adults and 2 children;
4. (2 x 1550) + (2×900) + (2×320) + (2×240) = £6,020

Difference of cost to stay at Portomento Bay = £790

1. Calculate the cost of each sub part;
2. Portomento Bay = £2050 + £1040 + £320 + £240 = £3,650
3. South Seas = £1,450 + £850 + £320 + £240 = £2,860
4. Difference = £790

By buying online, they save £300

1. 25% of …..So 25/100 * [(320×3) + (240)]
2. Therefore, 25% of £1,200
3. £300

Holiday Mill

1. This is because 3 adults cost (3×1550) = £4,650
2. Cost of child = £900
3. Therefore, cost is £5,550

## Difficulty Rating

9/10

#### Answer

210º

1. An equilateral triangle is 60º per inside angle. Therefore, the outside to give a right angle is 30
2. In addition , P would be 180 + 3o = 210

## Difficulty Rating

4/10

#### Answer

a) 8 small boxes in the bottom layer

1. Given the height of the cube is 2cm, a total of 3 high can fit in the larger box
2. The bottom layer of the larger box would therefore occupy 2 x 5 x 9 = 90cm³
3. But some space would be left around the base. Below is an aerial view

b) 24 small boxes

1. As mentioned above, 3 layers in total
2. Therefore 8 x 3 =24
3. A 1 x 1 would be left as empty space as you would not be able to break a small box and fit it into the sides

## Difficulty Rating

7/10

#### Answer

a) 68cm²

1. Firstly we need to count the number of cubes. This is equal to 30
2. For the 30 cubes, these can be split as follows:
1. There are 12 cubes….the steps if you look from South East to North West angle. 2 sides visible so thats 24 in total
2. Next the cubes at the side looking from South West to North East angle. There are 6 visible cubes and in total, 10 surfaces. This is the same on the other side so its 20 visible sides in total
3. Finally, 6 cubes have 4 sides showing
4. Total therefore is 68 sides showing

b) 3 cubes left

Easier than part a for sure!. 30 cubes in part a and 27 in part b

## Difficulty Rating

10/10

#### Answer

a) i) A connects to D. This is the easier question of the 3

a) ii) E

For the tab connecting to B, this is through visualisation. If B is folded in , then B will be at the base of the cube as you look at it. The tab that locks with B is E

b) 6

Again visualisation.

## Difficulty Rating

10/10

#### Answer

b)

Remember the question is asking for the incorrect answer. In this case its b)

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Answer

10

The simple formula is (5×4)/2

Where 5 represents the number of teams. 4 represents the maximum number of games each team can play against. 2 being the required denominator

## Difficulty Rating

7/10

#### Answer

8

1. Work backwards…..Mean = total of all instances/number of instances
2. 6 = ? /5
3. Rearrange = 6×5 = ?
4. ? = 30. Given you know the total of the other days as 22, the missing day is 8

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17

## Difficulty Rating

8/10

#### Answer

11pence

3p + 1r = 50p

2p + 2r = 56p

Therefore…..

6p + 2r = 100p (x formula 1 by 2)

-2p-2r = -56p

-4p = -44p

=11p

## Difficulty Rating

7/10

#### Answer

1,3,6,9

1. Multiples of 3 being 3,6,9, (12 is not possible to include as the total of the cards is less than 20)
2. Odd cards being 1,3,5,7,9,11
3. This leaves 1,3,6 & 9 because the total of these is 19 so less than the target total of 20

## Difficulty Rating

9/10

#### Answer

Alice = £16.50

1. If their collective total is £26.50, then use Algebra to solve
2. Charlie + 10 + Charlie + 3 + Charlie = £26.50
3. 3Charlie + 16 = £26.50
4. 3Charlie = £10.50
5. Charlie = £3.50
6. So Becky = £6.50
7. So Alice = £16.50

## Difficulty Rating

10/10

#### Answer

a) 72

(5+6) * 6

b) 1/2

(1/2 + 1/2) * 1/2

c) 13

(a+2) * 2 = 30

a+2=15

Therefore, rearrange. a=13

d) 5

So (a+a)*a = 2axa=50

a²=25

a=5

## Difficulty Rating

10/10

#### Answer

a) 6

(9×4)/6 = 36/6 =6

b) 2

(36×2)/(9×4) = 2

## Difficulty Rating

6/10

#### Answer

a)i) 1,2,3,4,6

a)ii) No

This is because 1,2,3,4,6 add up to 16 and not 12

b) 6

Because 1+2+3 = 6

c) 2,4,8,16,31,62,124,248

Apply the factor tree approach. So you get :

496 = 248 * 2

248 = 124 * 2

124 = 62 * 2

62 = 31 * 2

Highlighted numbers are Prime Numbers. So 31 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 496

Therefore, factors of 496 = 2,4,8,16,31,62,124,248

## Difficulty Rating

9/10

#### Answer

Zara

Follow it logically step by step:

Glen > Florence

Florence > Ahmed > Zara

Oliver < Glen > Zara

Yasmin < Glen

Ahmed > Oliver

Florence < Yasmin

If Florence is less than Yasmin and given Yasmin is greater than Glen and Glen is greater than Zara, Zara is the youngest

## Difficulty Rating

9/10

#### Answer

6

Where “U” stands for Unknown. So Unknown 1 is “U1” etc

U1+4+17 = U2+U1+5

Rearrange:

21 = u2+5

u2=16

Given this, 5+17+u3 = u2+u3+m

22 = 16 + m

m = 6

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