Answer Put Your Maths Skills to the Test!

Q 1. Let’s start with a simple one. What comes next in this sequence of prime numbers? 11, 13, 17, 19, ?
  • 27
  • 29
  • 23
  • 24

Q 2. Which of these negative numbers is the largest?
  • – 51
  • – 10
  • – 40
  • – 7

Q 3. Daisy is cooking pasta. The recipe says she needs 480 grams of pasta for 4 people. How many grams will she need for 14?
  • 2540g
  • 1050g
  • 1680g
  • 1920g

Q 4. What is 3,482 to two significant figures?
  • 3,500
  • 3,400
  • 3,480
  • 3,490

Q 5. Let’s start with some basic calculations. The temperature today is 7 degrees Celsius. Yesterday it was 13 degrees Celsius cooler. What was the temperature yesterday?
  • -5 degrees Celsius
  • -6 degrees Celsius
  • 6 degrees Celsius
  • 20 degrees Celsius

Q 6. Our Einstein has baked a cake and cut it into 8 slices. If he hands out 3 slices to his guests, what fraction of the cake is left?
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 5/8
  • 3/8

Q 7. Which calculation gives an answer of 82?
  • 10 x (8-2) + 32
  • 5 x 4 + 2 x 6
  • 2 x (10 x 6) – 38
  • 32 x (10 – 8) + 6

Q 8. What is the volume of a cube with a length of 10cm, the width of 5cm and a height of 8cm?
  • 23 cm3
  • 400 cm3
  • 50 cm3
  • 800 cm3

Q 9. Work out: 1/3 + 3/9
  • 4/12
  • 3/27
  • 1/8
  • 2/3

Q 10. If y equals 32, then what is x in this equation?
  • 8
  • 6
  • 4
  • 32

Q 11. What fraction do the blue segments make up?
  • 7/8
  • 1/2
  • 7/16
  • 9/16

Q 12. If 1kg is the weight of seven apples, how many apples is in 2000g?
  • 200
  • 7000
  • 21
  • 14

Q 13. Write 24 as a product of its prime factors.
  • 2 x 2 x 2 x 3
  • 4 x 3 x 2
  • 2 x 6 x 2
  • 2 x 2 x 2 x 2

Q 14. Dennis thinks of a number. He adds 0.5 to that number and then multiplies the new result by 4. He then subtracts 2 and divides the number by 2. His final answer is 48. What number did Dennis start with?
  • 20
  • 23.5
  • 24
  • 28.5

Q 15. Find 27% of 200.
  • 37
  • 27
  • 54
  • 48

Q 16. What is the ratio of dogs to cats in this image?
  • 1:2
  • 3:3
  • 4:3
  • 3:4

Q 17. What is the Mean of this number sequence: 4, 2, 2, 2, 5, 15
  • 2
  • 4
  • 13
  • 5

Q 18. If 1800 people go to a football match and 46% leave at half time, how many people are left in the stadium?
  • 972
  • 828
  • 460
  • 720

Q 19. If each grey square is 1cm in width and length, then what is the area of the shape?
  • 22 cm²
  • 12 cm²
  • 15 cm²
  • 13 cm²
Q 20. What comes next in the sequence: 5, 13, 29, 61, ?
  • 77
  • 122
  • 125
  • 94

Q 21. Imagine that $1 = €1.40. Sam spends €50 and has €34 left. How many dollars did he start with?
  • $60
  • $32
  • $40
  • $50

Q 22. Sarah pays a 20% deposit for a new TV and then an extra $96. What’s the total cost?
  • $118.80
  • $100
  • $120
  • $108.60

Q 23. Estimate 93 x 19.
  • 900
  • 1767
  • 927
  • 1710

Q 24. Each letter of the word “Mathematical” is written on a separate piece of paper and put into a bag. You are asked to pick a random letter from that bag without looking. What is the probability that you pick a vowel?
  • 1 in 3
  • 5 in 12
  • 7 in 12
  • 1 in 2

Q 25. When written as a percentage and a decimal, 7/8 becomes?
  • 78% and 0.78
  • 87.5% and 0.135
  • 87.5% and 0.875
  • 78% and 0.85

Q 26. If a classroom contains 35 students, 2/5 of which are girls, then how many boys are in the class?
  • 21
  • 10
  • 16
  • 14

Q 27. Solve this equation: (x + 4) (x – 4) = 9
  • x = -4
  • x = 9
  • x = 3
  • x = 5

Q 28. Work out 1/3 x 3/4.
  • 1/4
  • 1/12
  • 4/12
  • 4/7

Q 29. 90% of runners who started a marathon completed it. Of those, 30% are men. If 270 men completed the marathon, then how many total runners started the marathon?
  • 630
  • 1200
  • 900
  • 1000

Q 30. It takes 10 people 5 days to complete a piece of work at a factory when working 2 hours a day. Working at the same pace, how many days will it take 2 people to do the same work, if they are working 5 hours a day?
  • 10
  • 20
  • 15
  • 2

Q 31. Without using a calculator, find 816/17.
  • 17
  • 48
  • 24
  • 34

Q 32. Work out the square root of 100 million.
  • 100,000
  • 10,000
  • 50,000
  • 1000

Q 33. Which of these is the net of a cube?
  • D
  • A
  • B
  • C

Q 34. Which sequence is NOT a geometric progression?
  • 4, 8, 16, 32
  • 1, 5, 25, 125
  • 2, 6, 18, 54
  • 3, 6, 9, 12

Q 35. Marcus earns $8.40 per hour. He works for 26 hours each week, 48 weeks each year. If he earns over $10,000, then Marcus has to pay tax. Does he pay tax?
  • Yes
  • No



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