 A pond plant doubles its surface area every four days.

Numbers - Indices

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Cubed and squared are types of indices. In the Powers quiz you saw how, by writing numbers as powers of a common base, multiplication and division can be turned into addition or subtraction of indices making calculations with large or small numbers easier, as long as you follow the Math rules.

1.
What is the result of 27 ÷ 28?
1/2
2
-1/2
-2
2(7 - 8) = 2-1 = 1/2 since the negative power is 1 over the positive power
2.
What is the result of 16 x 64 as a power of 2?
26
28
210
212
16 = 24; 64 = 26; 16 x 64 = 2(4 + 6)
3.
How many days are there in 29 x 33 x 54 seconds?
30
50
100
125
Divide by 60 x 60 = 24 x 32 x 52 to find the hours, then divide by 24 = 23 x 31 to find days
4.
What is 0.24 as a power of 5?
5-1
5-2
5-4
5-5
0.2 = 1/5 = 5-1
5.
John started a savings account with a deposit of £500 at 1.5% compound interest per year. How much (to the nearest 1p) is the account worth after three years?
£168.75
£522.84
£760.44
£1,522.50
After 1 year 500 x 1.015; after 3 years 500 x 1.0153
6.
How many liters will fill a cube of side length 25 cm?
1.25
15.625
25.125
61.25
253 ÷ 1,000 = 56 ÷ 103. Remember 1,000 cm3 = 1 liter
7.
What is the result of 24 x 83?
1,992
8,192
65,536
99,664
Convert 83 to a power of 2 before adding the indices
8.
What is the result of dividing 25 by 625?
51
5-1
52
5-2
25 = 52; 625 = 54
9.
What index number must follow 3 to give 6,561?
7
8
9
10
6,561 = 81 x 81 = 34 x 34
10.
A pond plant doubles its surface area every four days. If it covered an area of 20 cm2 on 17th June, what is its area on 15th July?
2,560 cm2
2.56 m2
0.256 m2
256 cm2
'30 days hath September, April, June and November .......' so the plant has been growing for 28 = 4 x 7 days; 20 x 27
Author:  Frank Evans

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