**Maxine was a real maximum Mum … she was the one who got everything done quicker than anyone (including everyone of her homework sums !). When she was only small (about one eighth of a foot tall) Maxine was a mini – mum, but she soon grew tall. In fact, sometimes he hit her head on the ceiling of the hall !**

**1. Write a brief definitio****n of the word “maximum”. **

** 2. If three people could fit in one square metre of an elevator which measured 5 m x 5 m – how many people maximum could it carry ?**

** 3. If a train was travelling at 125 km / hour, one third of it’s maximum speed – how fast could it travel at full – speed ?**

** 4. If there were 3 potatoes in one kilogram, how many potatoes maximum were in 10 kilograms ?**

** 5. If one bag of sweet contained 50 sweets, which was one – tenth of the number in the sweet jar, what was the maximum number of sweets in the jar ?**

** 6. If 5 litres of water used up 20% of the space in a bath, what was the maximum volume capacity of the bath ? **

** 7. The bird dropped 0.3 of the worms he caught. If he caught a maximum of 30 worms, how many did he drop ? **

** 8. 20 of the plates in the cupboard were on the first shelf, but this was only 1 : 5 of the total number, what maximum number of plates could the cupboard contain ? **

** 9. If a runner could run at a maximum speed of 12 km / hour, but 2 km / hour less if he had a cold,**

**a) How fast did he run when he wasn’t well ?**

**b) How long did it normally take him to run 36 km ?**

**c) How far did he run in 20 minutes when well ?**

**d) How long did it take him to run 50 km when ill ?**

** 10. The maximum amount of hay that a horse can eat in 20 minutes is one third of a bale – what maximum amount could he eat in 4 hours ? **

**Answers :**

**1. –**

**2. 25 x 3 = 75**

**3. 125 x 3 = 375 km / hour**

**4. 10 x 3 = 30**

**5. 10 x 50 = 500**

**6. 25 litres**

**7. 10**

**8. 100**

**9. a) 10 km / hour ; b) 3 hours ; c) 4 km ; d) 5 hours**

**10. 4 bales of hay**

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