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Just how good is your arithmetic? Try a selection of questions from the Skills for Life survey. Find out the answers at the bottom of the page.

Q1. To clean a work surface, how much bleach is needed in half a litre of water?

CONCENTRATED BLEACH
Use diluted
- for work surfaces and basins (40ml bleach in five litres water)
- for bleaching whites (20ml bleach in five litres water)
- Soak for no longer than 45 minutes, rinse thoroughly

A) 2ml
B) 2.5ml
C) 4ml
D) 20ml

Q2. Four friends have joined a gym to lose weight and get fit. After one month they recorded their weight loss on a chart.

How much weight have they lost between them?

Weight loss after one month

Jo - 500g
Hasran - 1kg
Kevin - 1kg 200g
Cathy - 750g

A) 2kg
B) 2kg 450g
C) 3kg
D) 3kg 450g

Q3. How much bleach do I need to use in 2 litres of water to bleach whites?

CONCENTRATED BLEACH
Use diluted
- for work surfaces and basins (40ml bleach in five litres water)
- for bleaching whites (20ml bleach in five litres water)
- Soak for no longer than 45 minutes, rinse thoroughly

A) 5 litres
B) 20ml
C) 10ml
D) 8ml

Q4. The jacket potatoes and chicken joints have to be ready at 7.45 sharp.

When should Mick start to prepare them?

Chicken joints: five minutes to prepare, 35 minutes to cook.
Jacket potatoes: 15 minutes to prepare. One and a quarter hours to cook.

A) Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.05
B) Potatoes at 6.45 and chicken at 7.15
C) Potatoes at 6.30 and chicken at 7.05
D) Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.30

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Q1: C - 4ml

Q2: D - 3kg 450g

Q3: D - 8ml

Q4: A - Potatoes at 6.15 and chicken at 7.05

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