KS2 Maths Quiz - Solving Problems (Year 5) (Questions)

Solving problems based on real life situations by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is a part of KS2 Maths. In Year Five children will be given problems involving larger numbers and various measures of distance, weight, capacity and time.

Solving real life problems always involves using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Let's say you wanted to take the train from Sheffield to London and had to change at Peterborough. The first train takes 2 hours and the second takes 1 hour. So you might think the total time of your journey would be 3 hours. However, you haven't accounted for the time taken to change trains, and what time the second train is due to leave - it might take a total of 4 hours or maybe even longer.

Play this quiz and see how good you are at solving problems by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

1. A bag of apples weighs 720g and a bag of pears weigh 645g. How much do the two bags weigh altogether in kg?
[ ] 1.365kg
[ ] 13.65kg
[ ] 136.5kg
[ ] 1,365kg
2. The jug of lemonade contained 2 litres. Gran drank 265ml. How much lemonade was left?
[ ] 1.735 litres
[ ] 17.35 litres
[ ] 173.5 litres
[ ] 1,735 litres
3. Each jacket potato takes 6 minutes to cook in a microwave oven. How many minutes would it take for 9 jacket potatoes to cook?
[ ] 45 minutes
[ ] 54 minutes
[ ] 66 minutes
[ ] 72 minutes
4. A box holds 12 eggs. I have 136 eggs. How many boxes do I need to hold all the eggs?
[ ] 11
[ ] 12
[ ] 13
[ ] 15
5. I have four ribbons measuring 34mm, 55mm, 87mm and 123mm. What is their total length in cm?
[ ] 0.299cm
[ ] 1.99cm
[ ] 2.9cm
[ ] 29.9cm
6. I have 12 oranges, all of an equal weight, with a total weight of 900g. I eat 5 oranges. What is the total weight of the remaining oranges?
[ ] 500g
[ ] 515g
[ ] 525g
[ ] 535g
7. Mark has to take 15ml of medicine twice per day for 7 days. How much medicine does he need?
[ ] 30ml
[ ] 140ml
[ ] 105ml
[ ] 210ml
8. A joint of beef requires 30 minutes per 500g cooking time plus 30 minutes. For how long does a 3.5kg joint of beef require cooking?
[ ] 1 hour
[ ] 135 minutes
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 4 hours
9. A box of chocolates has 24 toffees, 49 soft centres and 18 nuts. If I eat 52 chocolates how many are left in the box?
[ ] 39
[ ] 41
[ ] 49
[ ] 51
10. 6 planks of wood are all 150cm long. We require a continuous run of planks for 8.75m. How much needs chopping off the last plank?
[ ] 12cm
[ ] 25cm
[ ] 50cm
[ ] 250cm

 

KS2 Maths Quiz - Solving Problems (Year 5) (Answers)
1. A bag of apples weighs 720g and a bag of pears weigh 645g. How much do the two bags weigh altogether in kg?
[x] 1.365kg
[ ] 13.65kg
[ ] 136.5kg
[ ] 1,365kg
720 + 645 = 1,365. There are 1,000g in a kg so the answer is 1.365kg. Did you get the decimal point in the right place?
2. The jug of lemonade contained 2 litres. Gran drank 265ml. How much lemonade was left?
[x] 1.735 litres
[ ] 17.35 litres
[ ] 173.5 litres
[ ] 1,735 litres
There are 1,000ml in a litre so to find the answer take 265 away from 2,000, which is 1,735ml or 1.735 litres
3. Each jacket potato takes 6 minutes to cook in a microwave oven. How many minutes would it take for 9 jacket potatoes to cook?
[ ] 45 minutes
[x] 54 minutes
[ ] 66 minutes
[ ] 72 minutes
If you don't know the 9 times table one way to work out 6 x 9 is to multiply 6 by 10 (60) and take away 6 (54)
4. A box holds 12 eggs. I have 136 eggs. How many boxes do I need to hold all the eggs?
[ ] 11
[x] 12
[ ] 13
[ ] 15
136 ÷ 12 = 11 remainder 4 therefore 12 boxes will be required to hold all the eggs even though one box will only contain 4 eggs
5. I have four ribbons measuring 34mm, 55mm, 87mm and 123mm. What is their total length in cm?
[ ] 0.299cm
[ ] 1.99cm
[ ] 2.9cm
[x] 29.9cm
34 + 55 + 87 + 123 = 299. There are 10mm in a cm so to convert mm into cm you divide their number by 10
6. I have 12 oranges, all of an equal weight, with a total weight of 900g. I eat 5 oranges. What is the total weight of the remaining oranges?
[ ] 500g
[ ] 515g
[x] 525g
[ ] 535g
First find the weight of one orange by dividing 900g by 12 which is 75g, so 7 oranges will be 75g x 7 = 525g
7. Mark has to take 15ml of medicine twice per day for 7 days. How much medicine does he need?
[ ] 30ml
[ ] 140ml
[ ] 105ml
[x] 210ml
15ml twice a day is 15 x 2 = 30ml. 30ml over 7 days is 30 x 7 = 210ml
8. A joint of beef requires 30 minutes per 500g cooking time plus 30 minutes. For how long does a 3.5kg joint of beef require cooking?
[ ] 1 hour
[ ] 135 minutes
[ ] 2 hours
[x] 4 hours
If the beef needs 30 minutes per 500g (+30 minutes) then it need 1 hour per kg (+ 30 minutes)
9. A box of chocolates has 24 toffees, 49 soft centres and 18 nuts. If I eat 52 chocolates how many are left in the box?
[x] 39
[ ] 41
[ ] 49
[ ] 51
24 + 49 + 18 = 91 so I have 91 sweets altogether. 91 - 52 = 39 so if I eat 52 sweets I will have 39 left
10. 6 planks of wood are all 150cm long. We require a continuous run of planks for 8.75m. How much needs chopping off the last plank?
[ ] 12cm
[x] 25cm
[ ] 50cm
[ ] 250cm
6 x 150 = 900cm. We only need 8.75m or 875cm so we will need to cut off 25cm