Maths for Construction

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- a chance to explore the maths you might need on a construction course

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Question 1

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What is the area of the room?
Answer
  • 12 sq. m
  • 7 sq. m
  • 1.2 sq.m

Question 2

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Roughly speaking, what is the area of the wall including the door?
Answer
  • 10 sq.m
  • 6 sq.m
  • 13 sq.m

Question 3

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A box of tiles will cover 1.2 m². Roughly speaking, what area would you be able to tile if you had 6 boxes?
Answer
  • 70 sq.m
  • 7 sq.m
  • 4 sq.m

Question 4

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A pallet of roof tiles covers 40 m². How many pallets would you need for a roof area of 100 m²?
Answer
  • 2.5 pallets
  • 2 pallets
  • 3.5 pallets

Question 5

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An electric drill normally costs £40. In a sale it is reduced in price by 20%. How much does it cost in the sale?
Answer
  • £28
  • £36
  • £32

Question 6

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A foreman works out the cost of a job. The calculator shows the final amount as 1245.7574. What is that amount to the nearest penny?
Answer
  • £1245.76
  • £1245.77
  • £1245.75

Question 7

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A job requires 35 m of guttering. How many whole lengths will you need to order to have enough for the job?
Answer
  • 12 lengths
  • 11 lengths
  • 14 lenghts

Question 8

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Two bricklayers work for 5 weeks on a contract worth £7,000. What would each bricklayer earn per week?
Answer
  • £700
  • £750
  • £1,400

Question 9

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A man earns £8.50 per hour. How much does he earn if he works 5 hours?
Answer
  • £46.50
  • £45.60
  • £40.50

Question 10

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A general purpose concrete mix is made from cement, sand and aggregate in the ratio of 1:2:4. If you use 8 shovels of sand, how much cement and aggregate would you need?
Answer
  • 4 shovels of cement and 16 shovels of aggregate
  • 8 shovels of cement and 4 shovels of aggregate
  • 8 shovels of cement and 32 shovels of aggregate

Question 11

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A roll of roof felt covers 5 m². How many rolls would you need for 120 m²?
Answer
  • 25 rolls
  • 20 rolls
  • 24 rolls

Question 12

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A litre of paint for exterior walls covers 6 sq.m. How many litres would you need for an area of 30 sq.m?
Answer
  • 36 tins
  • 5 tins
  • 6 tins

Question 13

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What is the length shown?
Answer
  • 2005 mm
  • 2.5 m
  • 205 cm

Question 14

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If a load of concrete was mixed at 7.15 am. What is the final setting time?
Answer
  • 7.15 pm
  • 4.15 pm
  • 5.15 pm
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