**Rita the cheetah was always eating ryvita,**

**She tried eating crackers but nothing else beat it. **

**Unlike the tigers, who ****were often seen chewing a bone,**

**Rita the cheetah couldn’t leave crackers alone. **

**She ate them for breakfast and ate them for lunch,**

**She loved to hear the sound of their “CRUNCH !”. She even ate two of them for tea, too,**** ****With jam, cheese spread and marmalade …****Whatever was in the fridge would do !**

**Rita the cheetah was often seen munching …**

**All around the jungle, you could hear the scrunching.**

**Rita the cheetah liked meat paste best,**

**She thought it might taste nice, so she put it to the taste test …**

**She started by nibbling the corner,**

**Soon, a whole slice had gone …**

**Before long, Rita the cheetah had eaten one hundred and one !**

**Completely Crackers !**

** 1. If Rita the cheetah ate three crackers three times a day … how many did she eat in one week ?**** **

** 2. If Rita the cheetah ate twice as many crackers as the lion, who ate three times as many crackers as the zebra, who ate 12 – how many did each eat ?**** **

** 3. Rita the cheetah made a plate of 100 crackers. She put jam on 20%, meat spread on 40 % and cheese on the rest. How many of each flavour crackers was there ?**** **

** 4. Rita the cheetah ate 4 / 5 ths of a block of cheese that measured 20 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm. Work out the volume a) of the original cheese b) of the remaining cheese.**** **

** 5. Rita the cheetah used 10 mls of lemon curd on one cracker. If she made a plate of 30 crackers, how much lemon curd did she have left from a 500 ml jar ?**** 6. Rita the cheetah dropped 80 % off a plate of 80 crackers. How many were left ?**** **** 7. Rita the cheetah ate 2 / 3 rds of a cracker. If the cracker measured 24 cm, how much was left ?**** 8. For every one cracker that Rita the cheetah ate, she dropped 3 crumbs that a mouse in the bushes ate. If Rita ate 7 crackers, how many crumbs did the mouse eat ?**

** 9. Rita the cheetah made a plate of 30 crackers which she shared between the tiger, lion and zebra in a ratio of 1 : 2 : 3. How many did each eat ?**

** 10. Just one of Rita the cheetah’s bites measured 3 square cm. If the cracker measured 15 cm x 5 cm, how many bites were in one cracker ?**

** 11. In one packet there were 80 crackers and Rita the cheetah ate 7 / 8 ths – how many were left ?**

** 12. Rita the cheetah had 100 packets of crackers. She kept 25 % in the cupboard, 50% in the fridge, 10% on the table and the remainder fell onto the floor. Work out how many of each there were.**

** 13. Rita the cheetah shared 200 crackers between five chimpanzees, 4 gorillas and 3 zebras. How many did each recieve ?**

** 14. Rita the cheetah filled her supermarket trolley with packets of crackers … if one packet measured 10 x 10 x 5 cm, how many packets fit inside the 1 m x 0.75 m x 50 m trolley ?**

** 15. If one packets bought by Rita the cheetah cost 75 pence, how much did she pay for a trolleyful ?**

**Rita the Cheetah’s Crackin’ Cracker Writing Revision **

**Which is the correct one to use – re or – ri ?**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**

**Answers :**

**1. 3 x 3 x 7 = 2. cheetah – 36 x 2 = 72 ; lion – 12 x 3 = 36 ; zebra – 123. jam – 20; meat – 40; cheese – 404. a) 20 x 15 x 10 = 3000 cubic cm b) 3000 – (3000 / 5 x 4 = 2400) = 6005. 500 – (30 x 10) = 200 mls**** ****6. 80 – (80 / 100 x 80 = 64) = 16****7. 24 – (24 / 3 x 2 = 16) = 8cm**

**8. 7 x 3 = 21**

**9. One part – 5 therefore, tiger : lion : cheetah – 5 : 10 : 15**

**10. (15 x 5 = 75) / 3 = 25**

**11. 80 – (80 / 8 x 7 = 70) = 10**

**12. cupboard = 25; fridge = 50; table = 10; floor = 15**

**13. 200 / 12 = 16.6**

**14. (100 x 75 x 50) / (10 x 10 x 5) = 375 000 / 500 = 750**

**15. 75 x 750 = 56250 = £562.50**

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