Problems in context are dealt with in this section. You will need to decide which operation is required to solve each problem: you may need to *add, subtract, multiply or divide*. However, it is still recommended that you tackle these problems without a calculator, perhaps using it only to check your answers.

It costs £1.25 for a child to go into a swimming pool. How much does it cost for 7 children to go in?

There are 242 passengers on a train. At a station, 36 people get off and 27 people board the train. How many people are now on the train?

Four children want to buy a computer game that costs £24.80. How much money must each of them contribute if they share the cost equally between them?

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