SGC Maths Quest Easter 2019: The Great Easter Bunny Race SOLUTIONS

St George’s College, Weybridge invited children from Years 5 and 6 at all local schools to take part in the SGC Maths Quest challenge - The Great Easter Bunny Race.

Each Half Term, St George’s College provides a Maths problem for children from Years 5 and 6 to solve. All correct entries are displayed on the St George’s Weybridge website at www.stgeorgesweybridge.com

SGC Maths Quest Easter 2019: The Great Easter Bunny Race SOLUTIONS

Download the original Maths Quest here

Here is the solution to the 'Great Easter Bunny Race' 2019 Maths Quest:

The total distance the bunnies had to race was 40m. You needed to be careful here as there were 9 posts, each 5 metres apart. Because there is a post at each end there are only 8 gaps in between, therefore it is not 9 x 5 = 45 metres, but instead is 8 x 5 = 40 metres.

You also needed to be careful that each bunny did not finish the race with a rest. Moppity and Cloppity both did and so you had to subtract 1 second from their time to account for that rest.

The bunnies finished the race in the following times:

Hoppity took 53 seconds

Moppity took 29 seconds

Cloppity took 19 seconds

Fred took 80 seconds

Therefore, Cloppity was the Easter Bunny this year.

There were correct entries received from 4 children as follows:

Monty S (Bishopsgate School), Thomas F (Riverbridge Primary School) and Lucy D and Luke B (both from St George’s Junior School). 

Well done to everyone that participated and look out for the final Maths Quest of the year just before May half term.

3 May 2019

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