Put your skills to the test

It’s World Maths Day on Wednesday 12 March, with schools across the UK encouraging pupils to see the subject as a fun activity, rather than a dull numbers game. But are your maths skills up to scratch? Take our fun quiz – without using a calculator – and find out!

1019226161) You’re getting a train at 9am and it takes 15 minutes to get to the station. You want to be at the station 10 minutes before the train leaves, so what time should you leave home?

A: 8am             B: 8:45am        C: 8:35am       D: 8:25am

2) Work out the following: 524 – 361 = ?

3) If a bag of confectionery has 27 sweets in, how many sweets are there in 35 bags?

4) Fill in the blank: ? x 4 = 260

5) You go shopping with £125 and buy a top for £27.50, some shoes for £41 and a mascara for £6.95 – how much money do you come home with?

6) The supermarket has a 25% discount on bottles of champagne that usually cost  £25. You buy three bottles – how much does it cost?

7) Fill in the blank: 1,050 – ? = 363

8) Work out the answer: 860 ÷ 8 = ?

9) There are 120 sandwiches laid out at a party and 102 get eaten. What percentage of sandwiches is left over?

10) What’s the missing number: 510 + ? – 124 = 721

Answers:

1) C

2) 163

3) 945

4) 65

5) £49.55

6) £56.25

7) 687

8) 107.5

9) 15%

10) 335

6 Responses to Put your skills to the test

  1. Dawn Dorrington says:

    10/10

  2. J E Lee says:

    Very good – got the grey matter working !!

    Got them all right except for no:9.

    More of the same please.

  3. Cherry says:

    It’s encouraging to know that I can still work these out, and quite quickly, (so the brain is still working!) at the age of 64. Glad I tried the test!

  4. Ken Willmer says:

    Love it – more please!!!

  5. Liz Freeman says:

    Couldn’t remember how to do percentages but the rest I found fairly easy. Certainly got me thinking.

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