**There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe.**

**She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.**

**She gave them some broth without any bread,**

**She whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.**

** 1. If the old woman was aged three times as old as the shoe where she lived, which was 21 years old, how old was the old woman ?**

** 2. The old woman’s shoe needed new laces. One cost £1.99 – how much did two cost ?**

** 3. For every shoe size, there were two rooms. If the old woman’s shoe was size 8 – how many rooms were in her house ?**

** 4. She had one child every two years from age 20 to 42 years. How many children is that ?**

** 5. The old woman served each child with two bowls of broth. Each bowl contained 50 mls, how much broth did she cook in the pan ?**

** 6. If the old woman who lived in a shoe whipped each child four times – how many times is that in total ?** ** 7. The old woman didn’t have enough beds for each child – if each bed could fit three children, how many beds did she need ? **

** 8. The old woman spent 20 minutes polishing her shoe every day – how long is that in one week ?**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007** **Answers :****1. 63 yrs; 2. £3.98; 3. 16; ;4. 11; 5. 1100 mls; 6. 44; 7. 4; 8. 2 hrs, 20 mins.**

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