# Mr McVey’s Mysterious Maths – Easter 2024 Edition

Happy Easter!

To keep you occupied during the holiday, why not try the following puzzles? A full set of correct solutions either emailed to me (r.mcvey@penworthamgirls.lancs.sch.uk) or handed to me in person, will earn a Head’s Breakfast along with a little Easter treat!

Enjoy and good luck!

Problem 1

In one year, 78 862 314 Easter eggs were sold in the UK.

1. Round this number to the nearest one million.
2. Round this number to the nearest ten thousand.
3. If an extra 2 million eggs had been sold, what would this number be if it was rounded to the nearest one million.

Problem 2

A survey asked 56 253 people which type of chocolate egg they preferred. 32 132 people preferred milk chocolate and 16 482 people preferred dark chocolate. The rest preferred white chocolate. How many preferred white chocolate?

Problem 3

Mrs Sweeney is making Easter biscuits. Here is her recipe:

80g flour

40g butter

15g lemon zest

25 ml water

She has 120g of butter. How much of the other ingredients will she need for her recipe?

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