# Solving Problems (Medium)

**Solving problems in real life often requires multiplication,** so make sure you continue to practise your times tables until you know them off by heart! If you know that one box of pencils holds 12 pencils, how many pencils will 30 boxes hold? It's important to get to grips with this kind of problem.

Let's say you are the caterer for a large wedding. There will be 275 guests. Now, you know how many knives and forks you will need (and if you don't know, you'd better start learning your times tables quickly!), but each guest will be receiving a gift bag. In this bag will be 6 different items. It's up to you to supply these items. How many of each item will you need?

Give this 11-plus Maths quiz a go and see how well you do.

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