Archive for March, 2012

Millions Struggle with Maths

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

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“Can you do this maths test?”

Q1. To clean a work surface, how much bleach is needed in half a litre of water?

CONCENTRATED BLEACH
Use diluted

– for work surfaces and basins (40ml bleach in five litres water)
– for bleaching whites (20ml bleach in five litres water)
Soak for no longer than 45 minutes, rinse thoroughly

A) 2ml
B) 2.5ml
C) 4ml
D) 20ml

Q2. How much bleach do I need to use in 2 litres of water to bleach whites?

CONCENTRATED BLEACH
Use diluted

– for work surfaces and basins (40ml bleach in five litres water)
– for bleaching whites (20ml bleach in five litres water)
Soak for no longer than 45 minutes, rinse thoroughly

A) 5 litres
B) 20ml
C) 10ml
D) 8ml

Q3. The jacket potatoes and chicken joints have to be ready at 7.45 sharp.
When should Mick start to prepare them?

Chicken joints: five minutes to prepare, 35 minutes to cook.
Jacket potatoes: 15 minutes to prepare. One and a quarter hours to cook.

A) Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.05
B) Potatoes at 6.45 and chicken at 7.15
C) Potatoes at 6.30 and chicken at 7.05
D) Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.30

Q4. Four friends have joined a gym to lose weight and get fit. After one month they recorded their weight loss on a chart.  How much weight have they lost between them?

Weight loss after one month

Jo – 500 grams
Hasran – 1 kilograms
Kevin – 1 kilograms 200grams
Cathy – 750 grams

A) 2 kilograms
B) 2 kilograms 450 grams
C) 3 kilograms
D) 3 kilograms 450 grams

It is shocking if adults cannot figure these things out. But, we stay – start off young, and maths is a life skill that you will use over and over and over again….

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Answers

Q1. C – 4ml
Q2. D – 8ml
Q3. A – Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.05
Q4. D – 3kg 450g