SGC Maths Quest May 2020 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 May 2020 - "The Fastest Lap".

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 May 2020 "The Fastest Lap" - Solutions

Download the original Maths Quest here

Here are the solutions to The Fastest Lap Maths Quest.

Miss Flux Capacitor’s average speed was 125mph.There were 5 flags each 250m apart so she had driven 1000m or 1km in 18 seconds.You then needed to work out her average speed, using the formula speed = distance ÷ time, but making sure time was converted into hours and distance was converted into miles.

To calculate how long it would take Miss Flux Capacitor to complete one lap of the race track you again needed to use the formula speed = distance ÷ time with the distance being 2.75miles and the speed being 125mph.This gave you 0.022 hours which then needed to be converted into minutes and seconds giving the answer 1 minute 19.2 seconds.

Thank you and well done to everyone who participated.There were 3 correct entries so a big congratulation to the following students:

Lexie C and Emily K (Bishopsgate School)

Rhea S (St Andrews School)

Also well done to Edward A (St Andrews School) who showed some excellent working out which is always an important part of maths!

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we will not be able to have a Math Quest Winners’ Breakfast this term but everyone who has submitted a correct entry this year will receive a certificate.Well done and thank you for all taking part!

9 June 2020

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