**The greyhounds wanted to take a holiday,**

**They hadn’t been away in months.**

**They packed up sunglasses and suntan lotion …**

**Then thought how to get there ? Perhaps by locomotion ?**

**But the train didn’t have any tickets spare,**

**So they decided on a greyhound bus to help get there … **

**The Biggest greyhound gave a shout,**

**“Have we got everyone of us ?”,**

**Then all aboard the greyhound bus. **

**They loaded their bones and doggy bowls on te back, **

**With just enough room for a biscuit filled rucksack …**

**The smallest greyhound wondered if there’d be enough room,**

**Then off the bus set with a noisy BROOM ! BROOM !**

**As the bus conductor rang the bell,**

**The greyhounds woofed loudly as well.**

**They’d never had such fun,**

**And they all headed off into the Sun. **

**At the end of day, when the bus finally ran aground, **

**There were lots of doggy bones found in the station lost and found. **

** 1. 35% of the way through the 100 km journey, the greyhound bus got a puncture. How far a) had the bus already travelled ? b) had it still to go ? **

** 2. There were enough seats for 150 greyhounds, but only 80% of the seats had been sold. How many empty seats were there ?**** **

** 3. The greyhound bus didn’t have a ringing bell but one that went WOOF ! If the conductor rang the bell twice every 4 minutes, how many times did the bell WOOF ! in one hour ?**** **

** 4. On the 100 km journey, the conductor stopped three times for drink, Earl Grey tea of course. At what points, on average, would that be ?**

** 5. If one cup contained 150 mls, how much did his flask contain ?**

** 6. Tickets cost $2.50 per greyhound with a 10% reduction for puppies. If 30 greyhounds and 15 puppies travelled on the trip, how much revenue did the bus conductor ****take ? **

** 7. The greyhound bus travelled at a speed of 45 km / hour, how far did it travel in 8 hours ?**** **

** 8. There were 200 suitcases, bags and packages to be carried. 80% were carried in the boot and the remainder on the roof rack. How many were carried in each ?**

** 9. Because it was a grey day, visibility was poor and the greyhound bus got lost ! The greyhound bus travelled 45 km over the ridge, 24 km downhill and 29 km around the city, how far out of it’s way is that ?**

**Can you guess the things that the greyhound bus passed en route ?**

**time__ __ ble**

**d__p__t**

**h__lls and m__untains **

**st__eams and bridg__s **

**tr__ffic l__ghts**

**zebr__ cr__ssing **

**park__ng s__ots**

**pelic__n cros__ing **

**traff__c ward__n **

**l__mp – po__ts **

**c__r pa__ks**

**m__torway c__fe**

**tr__ __s**

**s__gn – p__sts**

**le__rner dr__vers**

**Answers :timetable; depot; hills and mountains; streams and bridges; traffic lights; zebra crossing; parking spots; pelican crossing; traffic warden; lamp – posts; car parksmotorway cafe; trees; sign – posts; learner drivers **

**Answers : 1. a) 35 km ; 65 km; 2. 30; 3. 240; 4. 25; 50; 75 km; 5. 450 mls; 6. $108.75; 7.360 km; 8. boot – 160; roof – 40; 9. 98 km **

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**