
1. 
On taking delivery of a consignment of eggs the market stall owner was furious to find that several were cracked. In fact,on counting them up in order to assess the damage he found that 72 were cracked,which was 12 per cent of the total consignment. How many eggs in total were in the consignment? 
Answer: 600
Explanation:
= 72 ÷ 12 × 100 = 600.

2. 
At college,70% of the students studied Maths,75% studied English,85% studied French and 80% studied German. What percentage at least must have studied all 4? 
Answer: 10
Explanation:
10.

3. 
How many cases do you need if you have to pack 112 pairs of shoes into cases that each hold 28 shoes? 
Answer: 8
Explanation:
112 pairs of shoes = 224 shoes. = 224 ÷ 28 = 8.

4. 
In a party of 35 people there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men. How many of each are there? 
Answer: 5 men,10 children and 20 women
Explanation:
IF x = the number of men, then x + 2x + 4x = 35. Therefore 7x = 35. So X = 5.

5. 
A card player holds 13 cards of four suits,of which seven are black and six are red. There are twice as many hearts as clubs and twice as many diamonds as hearts. How many spades does he hold? 
Answer: 6
Explanation:
The player holds 1 club,2 hearts and 4 diamonds. As he holds 13 cards (or seven black cards),it follows that there must be 6 spades.


