**The magic magnifying glass made everything magical and magnificent. The magic magnifying glass magnified into a satellite and with it everything around the magic magnifying glass grew, too. Tiny ants soon looked like giant leopards and looked at through the magical magnifying glass, grains of sand looked like giant boulders. A drop in the ocean grew into a large lake and raindrops became thunderstorms. Delicate snowflakes grew to be the size of an iceberg … and a splash of paint grew into an enormous rainbow. The magic magnifying glass made a toy car look like a truck … and a grain of sand, the size of a mountain. The magic magnifying glass made a goldfish bowl look like a moon and the goldfish swimming inside just like a shark. The magic magnifying glass turned tadpoles into giant whales and teddy bears into giant pandas. Turtles turned into turtle soup … and if you looked really hard, a peanut soon magnified into a mound, which magnified into a mountain.**

The magic 2.5 cm magnifying glass made the 12.4 teapot 5.6 sizes bigger – how big is that ?

** When the magic magnifying glass magnified into a 45.7 m sattellite – what is the difference in their size ?**

** 34 tiny ants soon looked like 5 times as many giant leopards – how many is that ?**

** The 0.06 cm grains of sand magnified into giant boulders 4 times their size – how big is that in millimetres ?**

** 324 delicate snowflakes fell at a rate of 2353 per minute – how many fell in one hour ?**

** When the goldfish bowl made the moon look like a goldfish, it enlarged the 3.7 cm goldfish by a ratio of 1 : 5 – so how big did it make the goldfish ?**

** In proportion to the goldfish the shark which appeared to be swimming inside was 3.4 bigger – how big is that ?**

** Suddenly there were 7 times the 234 tadpoles – how many now ?**

** Originally, there were 23 tadpoles, 45 whales and 36 teddy bears, the magic magnifying glass made it appear as though there were 5 times as many – how many animals were there now ?**

** The teddy bear was originally 47 cm high – but magnified by the magnifying glass, it was 2.5 times bigger – how big it that ?**

** If the magic magnifying glass made everything 10 % bigger – a 4 m high tree became how high when looked at through the magic magnifying glass in centimetres ?**

** If the magic magnifying glass made everything 50 % bigger – a 5 m high tree became how high when looked at through the magic magnifying glass in centimetres ?**

** If the magic magnifying glass made everything 25 % bigger – a 4 m high tree became how high when looked at through the magic magnifying glass in centimetres ?**

**Magnify the letters “m – a – g” into the following words where they are so small they cannot be seen and have disappeared.**

**ic **

**nify **

**nificent **

**azine**

**riold**

**hoany**

**us**

**nanimity**

**istrate**

**nate **

**nesium**

**netic**

**nitude**

**pie**

**got**

**nanimous **

**Answers
12.4 x 5.6 = 69.44; 457 – 2.5 = 43.2 cm; 5 x 34 = 170; 0.06 x 4 = 0.24 cm (24 mm); 324 x 2353 x 60 = 45 742 320; 3.7 x 5 = 18.5 cm; 3.7 x 3.4 = 12.58; 7 x 234 = 1638 tadpoles; (23 x 5) + (45 x 5) + (36 x 5) = 115 + 225 + 180 = 520; 47x 2.5 = 112.5 cm ; 440 cm; 750 cm; 500 cm**

**Answers : magic ; magnify ; magnificent ; magazine ; marigold ; mahogany ; magus ; magnanimity ; magistrate ; magnate ; magnesium ; magnetic ; magnitude ; magpie ; maggot ; magnanimous **

**© Jacqueline Richards 2005**

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