Weekly Problem 23 - 2010
These numbers have been written as percentages. Can you work out which has the greatest value?
A ball is dropped from a height, and every time it hits the ground, it bounces to 3/5 of the height from which it fell.
Weekly Problem 43 - 2013
What is 20% of 30% of 40% of Â£50?
The information display on a train shows letters by illuminating dots in a rectangular array. What fraction of the dots in this array is illuminated?
Weekly Problem 38 - 2009
This sequence is given by the mean of the previous two terms. What is the fifth term in the sequence?
Weekly Problem 46 - 2014
Which of these fractions has greatest value?
How many sheep are in Jacob's flock?
Which of these fractions is the largest?
Weekly Problem 4 - 2017
Tommy's tankard holds 480ml when it is one quarter empty. How much does it hold when it is one quarter full?
Weekly Problem 32 - 2015
Can you work out the missing numbers in this multiplication magic square?
Weekly Problem 58 - 2012
Once granny has smashed some of her cups and saucers, how many cups are now without saucers?
Weekly Problem 10 - 2017
Talulah plants some tulip bulbs. When they flower, she notices something interesting about the colours. What fraction of the tulips are white?
Weekly Problem 12 - 2010
Can Emily increase her average test score to more than $80$%? Find out how many more tests she must take to do so.
Each of the three blind mice in turn ate a third of what remained of a piece of cheese. What fraction of the cheese did they eat in total?
How much money did Charlie have to begin with?
Can you find a number that is halfway between two fractions?
Two fractions have been placed on a number line. Where should another fraction be placed?
Boarwarts Academy played their annual match against Range Hill School. What fraction of the points were scored in the second half?
The space on a number line between a sixth and a twelfth is split into 3 equal parts. Find the number indicated.
Can you place the nine cards onto a 3x3 grid such that every row, column and diagonal has a product of 1?
Which of these is the smallest?
Use this series of fractions to find the value of x.
Weekly Problem 24 - 2012
Can you put these very close fractions into order?
If this class contains between $45$% and $50$% girls, what is the smallest possible number of girls in the class?
What fraction of this triangle is shaded?
A group of monkeys eat various fractions of a harvest of peanuts. What fraction is left behind?
Dean finishes his exam strongly. Can you work out how many questions are on the paper if he gets an average of 80%?
Which of the cities shown had the largest percentage increase in population?
Ivan, Tibor and Alex sat a test and achieved 85%, 90% and 95% respectively. Tibor scored just one more mark than Ivan. How many marks did Alex get?
Three-quarters of the junior members of a tennis club are boys and the rest are girls. What is the ratio of boys to girls among these members?
What percentage of his 10,000 men did the Grand Old Duke of York have left when he arrived back at the bottom of the hill?
Malcolm and Nikki run at different speeds. They set off in opposite directions around a circular track. Where on the track will they meet?
How many rats did the Pied Piper catch?
To make porridge, Goldilocks mixes oats and wheat bran..... what percentage of the mix is wheat?
Andrea has just filled up a fraction of her car's petrol tank. How much petrol does she now have?
Weekly Problem 43 - 2015
Rachel and Ross share a bottle of water. Can you work out how much water Rachel drinks?
What is the mean of 1.2 recurring and 2.1 recurring?
Itchy the dog has a million fleas. How many fleas might his shampoo kill?
Weekly Problem 11 - 2013
A shop has "Everything half price", and then "15% off sale prices". What is the overall reduction in cost?
What percentage of the truck's final mass is coal?
If the base of a rectangle is increased by 10% and the area is unchanged, by what percentage is the width decreased by ?
What fraction of customers buy Kleenz after the advertising campaign?
Weekly Problem 10 - 2014
What is the sum of the first $2011$ digits when $20 \div 11$ is written as a decimal?
What percentage of this orange drink is juice?
After playing 500 games, my success rate at Solitare is 49%. How many games do I need to win to increase my success rate to 50%?
What percentage of a quarter is a fifth?
Find a simple way to compute this long fraction.
Four hobbits each eat one quarter of the porridge remaining in the pan. How much is left?
What is 50% of 2007 plus 2007% of 50?
Last year, on the television programme Antiques Roadshow... work out the approximate profit.
Weekly Problem 9 - 2017
What integer x makes x/9 lie between 71/7 and 113/11?
Multiply a sequence of n terms together. Can you work out when this product is equal to an integer?
Yesterday, at Ulaanbaatar market, a white elephant cost the same amount as 99 wild geese. How many wild geese cost the same amount as a white elephant today?
A property developer sells two houses, and makes a 20% loss on one and a 20% profit on the other. Overall, did he make a profit or a loss?