Marvellous Maths Problems

Here are a few maths problems that will make you brain buzz!

1) Easy: The fruit shop

Bananas = 70p / Apples = 80p / Oranges = 60p / Peaches = 90p / Pears = 70p

Sam bought 3 apples, 1 orange and 2 peaches. Hannah bought 4 pears and 2 bananas. Who spent the most money? If you divide both of their totals by 60, what would the answer be? If Sam gave the shop owner £5 how much change would he get?

2) Medium: The runner

Susan runs 5 kilometres each day, except for the weekend. It takes her 25 minutes to do each run. How far does she run in 3 weeks (give your answer in meters)? How long (time) does she run in 2 weeks (give your answer in hours and minutes)?

3) Hard: The flower patch

The area of the flower patch is 20 meters squared. There are 10 flowers per meter squared. 30% is roses, 40% is daffodils, 20% is bluebells and 10% is tulips. How many bluebells are there? How many more daffodils are there than tulips?

4) Extra hard: The ice skating show

There are 2000 seats at the ice rink. A ticket for an adult costs £5 whereas a child ticket costs £2.50. All of the seats were filled and 40% of the audience was adults. How much money did  the show receive once everyone paid for their ticket?