King Richard’s Rich Maths Quiz

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1. If King Richard had 500 gold coins, how many each did the 100 merrymen receive when they stole his treasure chest ?

2. If King Richard charged the Sheriff of Nottingham one tithe (one tenth) of his 1000 gold coin treasure, how much

a) Did the Sheriff pay the King ?

b) Did the Sheriff have left ?

3. Friar Tuck wanted to buy the following at market, how much change did he have left from 100 gold coins ?

a bottle of cider at market : 2 gold coins

a loaf of bread : 3 gold coins

three new arrows : 4 gold coins each

a new axe : 5 gold coins

4. King Richard’s new castle cost one quarter of a million pounds to build – how many hundreds of thousands of pounds did he have left from one million pounds in the royal treasury ?

5. If King Richards bought Maid Marion a gold ring, worth £2,500 – how much did he have left from £100,000 ?

Answers :

1. 500 / 100 = 5 coins each

2. a) 100 b) 900

3. 86

4. 750,00

5. £7,500

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

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