**Mister E. Whodunnit was called to solve a mystery
There’d been a sudden disappearance of cakes in Mr K.A.K. Maker bakery.
Double Agent Jim Doughnuts couldn’t solve the problem either,
There had been a plates of cakes and biscuits on the bakery shelf,
And now there was neither.**

**The sleuth thought hard about why the treats had disappeared,
But the shelves remained empty … and eaten, Mister E. Whodunnit feared.
He looked around for a number of clues …
There was a trail of crumbs, leading to a pile of shoes.
Mister E. Whodunnit’s mystery whodunnit ? was becoming considerably harder,
Until he found an empty plate, on the table in the larder.**

**Mister E. Whodunnit telephoned the police station,
To see if any of the police had any better indication.
In the course of the investigation, one of the birds gave whistled some information.
Oh crumbs ! The Chief Inspector cried,
Looking in the frying pan, but he only found three eggs fried.**

**Mister E. Whodunnit searched outside on the garden fence,
Looking for useful evidence to help solve the puzzle of the mystery disappearance.
Gadzooks ! he cried, as he found a paper with a riddle,
With something interesting written in the middle.
Thanks to this useful, recipe tip,
Mister E. Whodunnit found where the cakes had gone for a quick trip !
Of course, they were on the fridge shelf,
Another mystery solved by Mister E. Whodunnit himself !**

**Disappearances
Some of the letters in these words had disappeared, too ! But he did have some clues as to what the words should be. Can you help Mister E. Whodunnit to solve the mystery by adding “dis” to complete these spellings.**

**___ ___ ___ olve**

**___ ___ ___ turb**

**___ ___ ___ traction**

**___ ___ ___ tribute**

**___ ___ ___ tress**

**___ ___ ___ turbance**

**___ ___ ___ tant**

**___ ___ ___ tinguished**

**___ ___ ___ tinctive**

**___ ___ ___ place**

**___ ___ ___ pense**

**___ ___ ___ regard**

**___ ___ ___ miss**

**___ ___ ___ mal**

**___ ___ ___ ease**

**___ ___ ___ patched**

**___ ___ ___ own**

**___ ___ ___ graceful**

**___ ___ ___ covery**

**___ ___ ___ cordant**

**___ ___ ___ patch**

**___ ___ ___ parity**

**___ ___ ___ continue**

**___ ___ ___ couragement**

**___ ___ ___ count price**

**___ ___ ___ appearance**

**___ ___ ___ like**

**Mister E. Whodunnit ‘s Most Unsolvable Mathematics Puzzle
Write a mathematical equation to show our working out to the following maths problems :**

**1/ Looking for the disappeared cake, Mister E. Whodunnit walked 3.4 m to the oven, 3.2 m to the fridge, 1.8 m to the fridge and 2.9 m to the pile of shoes and 5.4 m to the table. How far did he walk in total ?**

**2/ Work out the surface area of the piece of paper found by Mister E. Whodunnit, if it was 20 cm long x 15 cm wide.**

**3/ Originally, there were 20 cakes on the plate, but when Mister E. Whodunnit looked, there was 25 % less. How many cakes were left ?**

**4/ Originally, there were 50 biscuits in the packet, but when Mister E. Whodunnit looked, only one – tenth remained – how many was this ? Express this also as a decimal, ratio and percentage.**

**5/ Looking in the pan, Mister E. Whodunnit saw three fried eggs but there were three dozen in the fridge. Express this also as a fraction, decimal, ratio and percentage.**

**6/ Mister E. Whodunnit got one of his best clues from a bird – a blue tit, in fact. There were 5 blue tits, in total, 6 sparrows, 8 magpies, 4 blackbirds and 10 chaffinches. Express the number of blue tits as a ratio, fraction, decimal and percentage.**

**7/ Mister E. Whodunnit trail of crumbs lead to a pile of shoes – 5 brown pairs, 10 black and 15 brown. What fraction were brown ?**

**8/ Mister E. Whodunnit’s investigation lead to a hole in the garden fence – there were 50 slats of wood, but 5% were missing – how many were left ?**

**9/ Mister E. Whodunnit went to replace the missing cakes. He bought 25 for £0.30 each – how much did he pay in total and how much change did he get back from
£10.00 ?**

**10/ The puzzle was solved when Mister E. Whodunnit found a clue in the recipe book. If was on page 32 of a 320 page book – what fraction, decimal, ratio and percentage is this ?**

**Mister E. Whodunnit’s Identity Quiz
Can you guess what these things are ?**

**something used to boil water = k ___ ___ ___ le**

**something that you write on = p ___ ___ ___ r**

**something that you read = ___ ___ ___ k**

**something that you drink from = c ___ ___**

**something that you stir with = sp ___ ___ ___**

**something that you play music with = vio ___ ___ ___**

**a type of flower = ___ ___ s ___**

**something that holds water = ___ ___ ___ ket**

**something that you wear on your feet = sh ___ ___ ___**

**something that you wear on your head = h ___ ___**

**something that you eat for breakfast = t ___ ___ s ___**

**something that you carry books in = b ___ g**

**something that you use on a washing line = p ___ ___ s**

**something that you mow the grass with = l ___ ___ ___ mower**

**something that you wear on your feet = sh ___ ___ ___**

**a cake ingredient = s ___ ___ ar**

**a fizzy drink = ___ ___ ___ ___ nade**

**something that helps with mathematics homework = ___ ___ lcu ___ ___ tor**

**something that you use to wash hair = ___ ___ ___ ___ poo**

**something that you draw across the windows = ___ ___ rtains**

**where you sit to eat = ___ ___ ble and ___ ___ airs**

**WhoDunnit ?
Add “W – H – O” to these words to complete the spellings.**

**___ ___ ___ se**

**___ ___ ___ le**

**___ ___ ___ m**

**___ ___ ___ leness**

**___ ___ ___ lly**

**___ ___ ___ lesome**

**___ ___ irlpo___ l**

**___ ___ ___ le – hearted**

**___ ___ ___ lesale**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**

**Answers : disolve ; disturb ; distraction ; distribute ; distress ; disturbance ; distant ; distinguished ; distinctive ; displace ; dispense ; disregard ; dismiss ; dismal ; disease ; dispatched ; disown ; disgraceful ; discovery ; discordant ; dispatch ; disparity; discontinue ; discouragement ; discount price ; disappearance ; dislike**

**Answers :
1/ 3.4 + 3.2 + 1.8 + 2.9 + 5.4 = 16.7 m**

**2/ 20 x 15 = 300 sq cm.**

**3/ 20 – (20 / 100 x 25) = 20 – 5 = 15**

**4/ a) 50 / 10 = 5 ; b) 0.1 ; c) 5 : 50 = 1 : 10 ; .d) 10 %**

**5/ a) 3/ 36 ths = 1 / 12 th ; b) 0.083 r c) 3 : 36 = 1 : 12 ; d) 8.35 %**

**6/ a) blue tits : sparrows : magpies : blackbirds : chaffinches = 5 : 6 : 8 : 4 : 10
b) 5 / 33
c) 0.15
d) 16.5 %**

**7/ 5 / 30 = 1 / 6th**

**8/ 50 – (50 / 100 x 5 = 2.5) = 47.5**

**9/ a) 25 x £0.30 = £7.50 b) £2.50**

**10/ 32 / 320 = 1/ 10 th ; 0.1 ; 1 : 10 ; 10 %**

**Answers : kettle ; paper ; book ; cup ; spoon ; violin ; rose ; bucket ; shoes ; hat ; toast ; bag ; pegs ; lawn mower ; sugar ; lemonade ; calculator ; shampoo ; curtains ; table and chairs**

**Answers : whose ; whole ; whom ; wholeness ; wholly ; wholesome ; whirlpool ; whole – hearted ; wholesale**