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Yr8D Maths Emergency L2

Question 1

If a month of the year is chosen at random, what is the probability that it will have:
(a) the letter R in it
(b) the letter A in it
(c) the letter D in it
(d) the letter K in it?

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Question 2

If a counter is chosen at random from


this bag, what is the probability that it
will be:
(a) black
(b) white?
(c) What could you do to make it
equally likely that you would
choose black or white?

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Question 3

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A biased die is thrown. The probability that it will give an odd number is 10 .
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The probability that it will give 6 is 5 .
(a) What is the probability that it will give an even number?
(b) What is the probability that it will give an even number less than 6?
(c) If the numbers 2 and 4 have the same probability of happening, what is it?

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Question 4

Rachel does not like tea. If she chooses a hot drink from tea, coffee or hot
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chocolate, there is a probability of 25 that it will be coffee.
(a) What is the probability that she will choose tea?
(b) What is the probability that she will choose hot chocolate?
(c) Write the probabilities for each of the drinks as percentages.

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Question 5

Eddy chooses a card from an ordinary pack of playing cards.


(a) What is the probability that it is a club?
(b) What is the probability that it is not a club?

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Question 6

Toss three coins at the same time. Record your result. Repeat this 30 times.
(a) Estimate the probability of getting two heads.
(b) Estimate the probability of getting three tails.
(c) Estimate the probability of not getting tails at all.
(d) What would you expect to happen if you had 300 results?

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Question 7

(a) Complete the sample space for this dice and spinner.

Dice
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 1,1
Spinner 2
3

(b) Find the probability that the total score for the dice and spinner is:
(i) 3
(ii) over 6
(iii) under 2

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Question 8

If two ordinary dice are thrown, what is the probability of getting a double
(two numbers the same)?

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Question 9 Do not use a calculator

Find the value of:


(a) 0.623 × 100 (b) 2.387 × 10 (c) 0.0425 × 1000 (d) 24.6 × 1000

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Question 10 Do not use a calculator

Work out:
(a) 4.6 × 3.2 (b) 2.7 × 5.3 (c) 7.5 × 6.4 (d) 5.7 × 9.8

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Question 11 Do not use a calculator

Divide:
(a) 193.4 ÷ 4 (b) 4.752 ÷ 6 (c) 0.342 ÷ 8 (d) 0.0243 ÷ 9

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Question 12 Do not use a calculator

Find the value of


(a) 83.43 ÷ 0.9 (b) 0.1995 ÷ 0.7 (c) 0.0492 ÷ 0.03 (d) 0.0028 ÷ 0.08

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Question 13 Do not use a calculator

Work these out mentally without writing down any working:


(a) 5.2 × 3 (b) 4.3 × 3
(c) 3.7 × 5 (d) 9.6 × 4
(e) 24.8 ÷ 8 (f) 25.8 ÷ 6
(g) 21.14 ÷ 7 (h) 18.072 ÷ 9

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Question 14

Change these fractions to decimals, giving your answer to 3 decimal places:


4 5 4 18
(a) 9 (b) 11 (c) 17 (d) 23

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Question 15 Do not use a calculator

Use approximate values to estimate the answers:


(a) 5.92 × 4 (b) 39.9 ÷ 19 (c) 41.7 × 5.8 (d) 38.868 ÷ 4.92
40 .35 + 8.37 118 .4 − 40 .88
(e) 29.3 × 0.82 (f) 4.347 ÷ 0.23 (g) 5.8 (h) 12 .8 +19 .84

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Question 16

Copy and complete this table of equivalent percentages, fractions (in their lowest terms)
and decimals:

Percentage 8% 43%

Fraction 2 3 1
25 40 8
.
Decimal 0.08 0.175 0.66

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Question 17

Without using a calculator, work out:


(a) 10% of 78 m (b) 30% of £4 (c) 75% of 24 kg

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Question 18

Work out:
(a) 16% of 85 m (b) 27.5% of 36 kg (c) 6.3% of £240

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Question 19

A car costs £10 200. Mr Reeve buys the car on a credit plan. The credit terms are a
deposit of 24% plus 36 monthly payments of £254. Calculate how much extra Mr Reeve
pays for the car by using the credit plan.

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Question 20

Dan borrows £750 for 4 years at a simple interest rate of 7.6% per annum.
Calculate:
(a) the simple interest he must pay
(b) the total amount he will owe after 4 years.

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