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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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