Unit 12 Section 1 : Arithmetic with Whole Numbers and Decimals

This section gives you the opportunity to practise some of the arithmetic skills you learnt in earlier units.

Example Questions

Below are some examples of questions with solutions given alongside.
Question
Answer and Explanation
3.4 + 4.75
8.15 you can write this as remembering to keep the decimal points lined up
49 10
490 shift the decimal point one place to the right and add in a zero
47.3 100
4730 because 47.3 100 = 47.3 10 10 so we shift the decimal point two places to the right
52 10
5.2 shift the decimal point one place to the left
7.41 100
0.0741 because 7.41 100 = 7.41 10 10 so we shift the decimal point two places to the left
3.6 4
14.4 because
909 3
303 because

 

Exercises

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You will be able to do some of these questions in your head, but you may need to write down working for others.
Do not use a calculator for any of these questions.

Question 1
Find the answer to each of the calculations below.

(a) 124 + 32
(b) 1047 + 189
(c) 3.24 + 5.63
(d) 18.7 - 2.6
(e) 1627 - 315
(f) 1742 - 351
(g) 37 + 120
(h) 157 + 36
(i) 4.72 + 3.6
(j) 6.4 + 8.21
(k) 3.56 + 8.24
(l) 6.3 + 8.71
(m) 16.4 + 3.2
(n) 18.8 - 7.3
(o) 17.4 - 8.25

Question 2
Find the answer to each of the calculations below.

(a) 37 10
(b) 4.71 10
(c) 8.62 10
(d) 57 100
(e) 8.71 100
(f) 8.2 1000
(g) 117 10
(h) 84 10
(i) 18.92 10
(j) 84 100
(k) 8.72 1000
(l) 0.421 10
(m) 8.201 1000
(n) 52.3 1000
(o) 18.62 10

Question 3
Find the answer to each of the calculations below.

(a) 88 12
(b) 42 17
(c) 56 14
(d) 848 4
(e) 738 6
(f) 924 4
(g) 64.7 7
(h) 3.8 5
(i) 19.2 5
(j) 8 16.4
(k) 7 3.21
(l) 5 8.47
(m) 5.7 0.8
(n) 3.61 0.4
(o) 3.2 2.4


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