**Bill the razorbill grew a beard. He soon had the hairiest face that had ever been seen or heard. He had hairy cheeks and hairy arms, too. Someone tried to trim it, but Bill stuck it back with glue. Bill the razorbill grew his beard back. Very soon, he looked like a haystack ! He stood in a grow bag to make his hair long and exercised daily to make the roots strong. Bill the Razorbill put his hair in plaits, he tied it with a ribbon, and weaved it into a mat. His long hair came in very handy, indeed, whenever he wanted to dry the pots (though sometimes it grew weeds). A bird came and made a nest, he thought it much cosier than a hedgerow and the rest. But he didn’t have enough twigs, so he went to the shops and looked at the wigs. Bill the Razorbill brushed his hair daily, to try and get rid of the growing daisy. Very soon, his hair was so thick, he styled it with curlers and made a flick. He used hairspray and a considerable amount of gel. Now Bill’s beard stuck to the comb as well. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ **** 1. If Bill the Razorbill’s hair grew at a speed of 2 cm daily, how long was it after 3 weeks ?**

** 2. If Bill the Razorbill used 5 cm of ribbon for one bow, how many bows did he make from a ribbon that was 100 cm long ?**

** 3. Bill the Razorbill had 5 % cut off the length. If his hair was 45 cm long, how long was it after being trimmed ?**

** 4. Bill the Razorbill bought a wig for £15.00. How much change did he receive from £50.00 ?**

** 5. Work out the surface area of the Bill the Razorbill’s mat if it measured 75 cm long and 50 cm wide.**

** 6. Bill the Razorbill found one worm in every 3 cm of his beard. If his beard was 30 cm long, how many worms did he find ?**

** 7. Bill the Razorbill used 20 mls of shampoo every time he washed his beard. If he washed his beard 15 times, how much was left in a 5 litre bottle of shampoo ?**

** 8. Bill the Razorbill flew three quarters of the way along the street to the wig shop. If the street was 2 km long, how far did he fly ? **

** 9. The weeds in Bill the Razorbill’s beard grew at a rate of two weeds every three days. How many weeds were there in his beard after two weeks ?**

** 10. If Bill the Razorbill had 200 curlers, but dropped 30 % of them onto the floor, how many were left ? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________**

**Bill the Razorbill’s Billions Bill**

**Add either “bil” or “bill” – which is the correct one to use ?**

**_____ iards**

**_____ ed**

**_____ bo**

**_____ board**

**_____ berry**

**_____ et**

**_____ iary**

**_____ poster**

**_____ teral**

**_____ of health**

**_____ of sale**

**_____ ingual**

**_____ of rights**

**_____ ow**

**_____ ge**

**_____ ion**

**_____ broker**

**_____ irubin**

**_____ e _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ **

**© Jacqueline Richards 2007**

**Answers :**

**1.3 ( 2 x 7) = 42 cm**

**2. 100 / 5 = 20**

**3. 45 – (45 / 100 x 5 = 2.25 cm) = 42.75 cm**

**4. 50 – 15 = £35.00**

**5. 75 x 50 = 3, 750 sq cm**

**6. 30 / 3 = 10 worms**

**7. (5 x 1000) – (20 x 15) = 5000 – 300 = 4 700 mls**

**8. 2 (2 x 7 / 3) = 21.77**

**9. 2000 / 4 x 3 = 1500 m**

**10. 200 – (200 / 100 x 30 = 60) = 140**

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