Answers to Elephant Maths

1. Which is the heaviest elephant?       Roxy (Sri Lankan)
• Which elephant is 30 cms shorter than 3 metres?   Topsy (Asian)
• Which TWO elephants weigh a total of 10,000 kgs?

Ziggy and Cleopatra

• Which TWO elephants have a total height of 6 metres?          Ziggy and Tusko

Elmer is a patchwork elephant. All in all he has 8 white, 9 purple, 10, orange, 10 black, 11 pink, 12 blue, 13 yellow, 14 green and 17 red patches.

1. How many of Elmer’s patches are either black or white?  18
• How many of Elmer’s patches are primary colours? 42
• How many more red patches has Elmer got than orange?  7
• If he lies in the sun, Elmer’s pink patches will turn red! How many red patches will he end up with if he spends the day sunbathing?

28

• How many patches has Elmer got altogether?     104
• What fraction of Elmer’s patches are orange?
• Ten,  hundred and fourths

10

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104

Waterstones have a themed sale of elephant stories. Here are the eight best sellers on the day;

1. How many of the three top selling Elmer books were sold altogether?    28
• Which book had sales to the total value of £100?

The Elephant Whisperer

• James bought The Fifth Elephant and Silent Thunder. How much change did he get from £20?

50p

• Rebecca spent exactly £22 on two books, Which two books did she buy?

The Elephant Whisperer and Silent Thunder

• Mrs Smith bought two copies of Hannah’s Dreams and a copy of the Fifth Elephant. How much did she spend altogether?

£24.50

1. Mrs Watkins buys Fuddlewuddle for her daughter and Simplicute Elephant for her niece. How much does she spend altogether?

£30.00

• Mr Carberry buys Pink Elephant Plush. He pays with a £50 note. How much change does he receive?

£34.00

• The toy shop sell five Jellycat Dancing Darcy toys. How much money do they receive for these five elephants?

£75.00

•  Jenny can’t choose between the Simplicute Elephant and the Pink Plush Elephant. How much cheaper is the Simplicute Elephant?

£4.00

• If you could choose TWO of these toys, which two would you choose to buy?
• How much would these two toys cost altogether?

Depends upon answer to Q5.

• How much would it cost to buy ALL five toys?

£81.00

• If the shopkeeper gives you a 10 per cent discount if you buy all five, how much would that discount amount to?

£8.10

• What would be the total cost of all five toys if you were given a ten per cent discount?

£72.90