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1. Below is a spreadsheet of Sarah’s hours she worked last week.

What are the total number of paid hours Sarah worked during the week?

2. Which day did Sarah earn the most amount of money?

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

Sunday

3. Ryan has purchased a new pool and needs to make sure it has the correct levels of chlorine. (include decimal in answer)

Ryan had some left over chlorine. How many extra litres of chlorine does Ryan need to ensure he has the right amount for his large-sized pool?

4. Jane works at the local swimming pool where the chlorine requirements of the pool are twice the amount as the largest residential pool. She has some left over 6L buckets full of chlorine (shown below). How many extra litres of chlorine does Jane need for the local pool?

5. People are consuming far more sugar than they think, especially from drinks. Below is a chart showing how much sugar (g) can be found in popular drinks, per 100 grams (g).

Amount of kilojoules (kJ) in each gram of different food sources

In one day, John had a sports drink and a fruit juice. How many grams of sugar did he consume?

6. How many kilojoules (kJ) from sugar did John consume if he only had an iced coffee for breakfast?

7. Tim is looking to make changes to his expenses in order to save more money. The possible changes include:

If Tim implemented all of the changes above, how much money would he save per year?

8. If Tim replaced his heater with the more efficient one, how many years would it take for the savings to equal the cost of the heater?

Between 3-4 years

Between 4-5 years

Between 5-6 years

Between 6-7 years

Between 7-8 years

9. Which of the four changes provides the highest proportion of savings?

Make own coffee instead of buying

Install more efficient heater

Install LEDs light globes

Change to pre-paid phone

10. Monica is re-tiling her swimming pool.

What is the total square metres (m2) of Side D of Monica’s swimming pool? (answer to 2 decimal points)

11. She is asked to re-tile the local swimming pool too, which is 518 square metres (m2) in total. One box of tiles covers 14m2 and each box contains 60 tiles. How many tiles does Monica need to tile the pool?

12. The 3 steps used to work out electricity costs of individual electronic devices are:

Alan uses his computer each day for an average of 4 hours. His computer is rated as 270 watts. How many kWh does Alan’s computer use a day on average? (answer to 2 decimal places)

13. Alan receives his latest electricity bill. He is being charged 10 cents for every kWh used, therefore Alan’s electric rate is 0.1. How much is Alan being charged to use his computer for a month? (answer to 2 decimal places)

14. The GDP per capita is used to compare standards of living between countries. The formula below shows how it is calculated.

Which country had the smallest GDP difference from 2018-2019?

US

China

Japan

Germany

India

France

UK

Italy

15. If the UK has a total population of 66 million for 2019 and Italy has 60 million, which country has the higher GDP per Capita?

U.K

Italy

16. The formula to work out the growth rate (%) of GDP is

What is the growth rate % for the US from 2018 to 2019? (round up to 1 decimal place)

17. Sarah has been contracted to build a custom-sized plastic water tank.

How many square metres (m2) of plastic will Sarah need to build the water tank, including the outside and both ends? (1 decimal place)

18. What is the total volume of the water tank in cubic metres? (Round up or down to nearest Litre)

19. The table below shows the total commuting times of six staff members travelling from home to work.

What is the average time that the six employees took to travel to work? (Provide answer in minutes only)

20. Sonya cycles 30km to work each day. She usually cycles at an average speed of 40 kilometres per hour (km/h). One day, she rides into heavy wind and her average speed is 20km/h.

What is the difference in time between the two average speeds?