Mister E. Whodunnit & The Disappearing Cake Mystery

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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

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