Mister Ben D. Legs The Circus Acrobat

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Write a mathematical equation to show your working out to the following maths problems.

1/ If Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat span 5 times on his trapeze in 7 minutes, how many times did he spin in one hour ? Round off your answer to the nearest single whole number.

2/ When Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat bent his knees, he was 3 / 5 ths shorter than his usual 2.02 m height. How high was he ?

3/ If Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat jumped 85 cm in one jump, how many jumps did it require to cross the 500 m circus ring ? Round off your answer to the nearest single whole number.

4/ Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat could jump 6% higher with plimsolls than his usual 119 cm leap. How high is that ?

5/ When Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat juggled, he dropped three balls every seven minutes. How many times did he drop a ball in one hour ? Round off your answer to the nearest single whole number.

6/ Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat ran at a speed of 50 m / minute, how long did it take him to run 8 times around the 500 m, circus ring ?

7/ Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat ran half as fast as the circus tiger, who ran three times as fast as the circus elephant, who ran at a speed of 75 m / hour. How fast did Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat run ?

8/ Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat rested for a drink one fifth into his 3 hour circus act. How much of the performance had been completed ?

9/ A crowd of 350 people came to watch Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat’s performance. If there were 750 seats in the circus tent, how many seats were empty ? What percentage of the seats were filled ?

10/ Mister Ben D. Legs the Circus Acrobat jumped 4 times on the trampoline in 2.5 minutes. How many trampoline jumps did he make in one hour ?

Bendy Legs Spelling Game
Add “Ben” to these words to complete the spellings.

Ben

+ t = __ __ __ __

+ d = __ __ __ __ __

+ dy = __ __ __ __ __

+ evolence = __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

+ efit = __ __ __ __ __ __ __

+ ding = __ __ __ __ __ __ __

+ eficial = __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Answers :
bent; bend; bendy; benevolence; benefit; bending; beneficial

Answers :
1/ 60 / 7 x 5 = 42.857 = 43
2/ 2.02 / 5 x 3 = 1.21 m
3/ 5000 / 85 = 58.823
4/ 119 + (119 / 100 x 6) = 7.14 = 126.14 cm
5/ 60 / 7 x 3 = 25.714 = 26
6/ 500 / 50 = 10 mins
7/ 75 x 3 / 2 = 112.5 m / hour
8/ 60 x 3 = 180 / 5 = 36 mins
9/ a) 750 – 350 = 400 seats b) 350 / 750 = 46.6 %
10/ 60 / 2.5 = 24 x 4 = 96

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

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