The Chancellor of the Exchequer Whose Sums Needed Checking

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He would probably have been better working at a supermarket checkout
Because the Chancellor of the Exchequer couldn’t ever work things out …
He couldn’t add up, he couldn’t subtract,
His books never balanced as a matter of fact !
No wonder the economy was in a bit of a mess,
When it came to inflation, the Chancellor was useless !
Can you help the Chancellor to make his maths homework a success ? …
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VAT

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

1/ The Dept. For Education wants to build 4 new schools, each costing £530 000 but there is only £3 million left in the budget – would there be enough ?

2/ The Ministry of Defence wants to buy 5 new tanks each costing £1.2 million. How much change would the Chancellor receive from £6 million ?

3/ If the rate of inflation is 4 %, how much would a shirt cost this year that last year cost £5.99 ?

4/ The Dept. For Health wants to build 5 new hospitals, each costing £230 000 but there is only £1 million left in the budget – would there be enough ? If not, how much more would the Chancellor need ?

5/ The price of a compact disc is £2.00 plus 17.5 % VAT. How much is the actual cost ?

6/ The steel industry decided to donate 5 % of it’s £1.2 million profits – how much is that ?

7/ If the rate of inflation is 14 %, how much would a pair of shoes cost this year that last year cost £25.99 ?

8/ The coal industry makes a profit of £250 000 each year – how much is that in one decade ?

9/ The price of a necklace is £4.99 plus 17.5 % VAT. How much is the actual cost ?

10/ The Ministry of Defence wants to buy 5 new tanks each costing £1.2 million. How much change would the Chancellor receive from £6 million ?

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Not Much Cash In The Economy

Which is the correct one to use – any ? many ? or much ? Circle the correct answer.

1/ There isn’t any/many/much cake left on the plate.

2/ There aren’t any/many/much cheap oranges in the supermarket.

3/ I can’t find any/many/much peas in the cupboard.

4/ I can’t find any/many/much butter in the fridge.

5/ I can’t find any/many/much pairs of socks in the pile of washing.

6/ I can’t find any/many/much spectacles that fit correctly.

7/ I can’t find any/many/much shoes in town that fit my big feet.

8/ There isn’t any/many/much shampoo left in the supermarket.

9/ There aren’t any/many/much more days left in November.

10/ I wish I had enough bread to make another sandwich, but the bread shop didn’t have any/many/much more loaves.

11/ I would love to come to the theatre with you but there aren’t any/many/much more tickets left for sale.

12/ Is there any/many/much milk left ?

13/ The butler went to see if there were any dirty plates left to wash, but there weren’t any/many/much at all.

14/ The cat had so any/many/much fleas that it never stopped scratching.

15/ How any/many/much chocolates are left in the box ?

Answers :
1/ 3 000 000 – (4 x 530 000 = 2 120 000) = 880 000
2/ 6 – (1.2 x 5) = 0
3/ 5.99 + (5.99 / 100 x 4 = 0.23) = £6.22
4/ a) 230 000 x 5 = 1 150 000 b) 150 000
5/ 200 + (200 / 100 x 17.5 =5) = £2.35
6/ 1 200 000 / 100 x 5 = £60 000
7/ 25.99 + (25.99 / 100 x 14 = £3.63) = £29.62
8/ 250 000 x 10 = £2 500 000
9/ 4.99
10/ 1.2 x 5 = 6 therefore, no change

Answers :
1/ There isn’t much cake left on the plate.

2/ There aren’t many cheap oranges in the supermarket.

3/ I can’t find many peas in the cupboard.

4/ I can’t find much butter in the fridge.

5/ I can’t find many pairs of socks in the pile of washing.

6/ I can’t find any spectacles that fit correctly.

7/ I can’t find many shoes in town that fit my big feet.

8/ There isn’t much shampoo left in the supermarket.

9/ There aren’t many more days left in November.

10/ I wish I had enough bread to make another sandwich, but the bread shop didn’t have any more loaves.

11/ I would love to come to the theatre with you but there aren’t any more tickets left for sale.

12/ Is there much milk left ?

13/ The butler went to see if there were any dirty plates left to wash, but there weren’t many at all.

14/ The cat had so many fleas that it never stopped scratching.

15/ How many chocolates are left in the box ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

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