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.
Question 2
Find the answer to each of the calculations below.
Question 3
Find the answer to each of the calculations below.
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