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# Class 7 Word problems involving whole numbers questions and answers

Word problems involving whole numbers questions and answers

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- 1.
In a certain school, there are 8 empty cupboards. Each cupboard has seven shelves. Each shelf can hold 36 books when fully packed. How many more cupboards would the school need in order to put 3276 books?
A. 8
B. 35
C. 5
D. 13

4m 20s - 2.
In an athletics meeting, children were five times as many as women. There were 2800 more children than there were men. If there 2400 women in the meeting, how many people were there altogether?
A. 23600
B. 29200
C. 21200
D. 24000

6m 41s - 3.
A company employs 20 grade I, 100 grade II and 200 grade III workers . each grade I worker earns sh 2400 per month and each grade III worker earns sh 1200 per month. The company spends sh 468 000 per month for paying all the workers. How much does a grade II worker earn per month?
A. 4680
B. 1800
C. 1463
D. 180000

5m 32s - 4.
In a hall there are 60 benches. Each bench can accommodate 6 adults or 10 children. If half of benches are occupied by children and the other half by adults, how many people are seated in this all?
A. 300
B. 360
C. 480
D. 600

4m 19s - 5.
During an election, four candidates, Juma, Olan’g, Mberia and Washika contested for a seat. 9500 people voted but 500 ballot papers were spoilt and were therefore not counted. Juma got 1300 votes, Olan’g got 3200 and Mberia got 1250 votes. How many votes did the winning candidate get?
A. 3200
B. 3750
C. 5750
D. 3250

7m 2s - 6.
A school hired a minibus and a matatu to transport 230 pupils to a sports meeting. Both the vehicles made the same number of trips. The matatu carried 15 pupils per trips while the minibus carried 31 pupils per trip. The charges per pupil were: sh 7 in the matatu and sh 6 in the minibus. How much
did the school spend on the transportation of the pupils?
A. Sh 198
B. Sh 598
C. Sh 1455
D. Sh 1535

3m 54s - 7.
A young farmer’s club with 36 members planned to visit an agricultural show. The cost of hiring a bus for the trip was sh 720. All members were expected to contribute equally but six of them paid only sh 10 each. How much more than the originally agreed amount did each of the rest pay?
A. Sh 22
B. Sh 20
C. Sh 4
D. Sh 2

4m 21s - 8.
A passage train has 2 first class coaches, 3 second class coaches and 4 third class coaches. In the first class coach there are 4 compartments each carrying 2 passengers. In second class coach there are 3 compartments each carrying 6 passengers. The third class coach has 10 seats with 4 passengers on each seat.
How many passengers are on the train?
A. 12
B. 66
C. 108
D. 230

7m 15s - 9.
One day a shopkeeper sold kerosene to twelve people as follows:
4 people bought 3 litres each
2 people bought 7 litres each and the rest bought 5 litres each.
If the shopkeeper originally had 84 litres of kerosene, how may litres remained unsold on that day?
A. 69
B. 28
C. 56
D. 33

3m 53s - 10.
A pick up is loaded with 120 cartons each containing 20 packets of tea. Each empty carton weighs 400 grams and each packet of tea weighs 500g. What is the total load in kilograms?
A. 1020kg
B. 1200kg
C. 1248kg
D. 2160kg

8m 43s - 11.
Seven schools were represented at an athletics meeting. There was an average of 240 pupils from four schools and an average of 180 pupils from the remaining schools. If 850 of all the pupils were boys, how many girls were there?
A. 290
B. 430
C. 650
D. 830

4m 22s - 12.
Pupils and teachers of a single streamed primary school contributed some money. Each pupil from standard 1 to 3 contributed sh 2 while those from standard 4 to 8 contributed sh 3 each. Each teacher contributed sh 10 but the headteacher contributed sh 15. The number of pupils per class was 46. The number of
teachers including the head teacher was 17. How much money was collected by the school?
A. 1

4m 36s - 13.
A school has two streams from std 1 to 8. There 40 pupils in each class. In one year, the exercise books were supplied to pupils as follows:
Std 1-3………..8 books per pupil
Std 4-5……….10 books per pupil
Std 6-8……….11 books per pupil
What was the total number of books supplied?
A. 5120
B. 3080
C. 6160
D. 154

7m 44s - 14.
In 1990 Murimi harvested 42 bags of maize from his farm. In 1991 he harvested 8 bags less than in 1990. If in 1990 each bag was sold at sh 360 and in 1991 each bag was sold at sh 480, how much more money did he get in 1991 than in 1990?
A. Sh 7920
B. Sh 5040
C. Sh 11280
D. Sh 1200

8m 25s - 15.
A factory produced 18282 packets of cooking fat. Out of these, 7680 were 100g packets, 2472 were 250g packets, 1317 were 500 g packets, 1kg packets were 1000 fewer than the 250g packets. If the rest were 2kg packets, how many 2kg packets were there?
A. 5341
B. 12941
C. 31223
D. 5813

4m 16s - 16.
A poultry farmer collected 46 trays of eggs. Each tray contained 30 eggs. On the way to the market 26 eggs broke. How many eggs were left for sale?
A. 1166

2m 41s - 17.
Soda bottles are packed in crates each containing 24 bottles. A shopkeeper had 439 bottles of soda which she packed in crates. How many more bottles of soda must she buy so that all crates are full?
A. 18
B. 17
C. 7
D. 6

3m 9s - 18.
A factory packs milk in satchets which are later packed into cartons. Each carton hold 60 satchets. The factory packed 100 such cartons. Milk in 8 cartons was destroyed. The remaining milk was shared equally among 4 dealers. How many satchets did each dealer get?
A. 1498
B. 1380
C. 1500
D. 1620

3m 48s - 19.
At a cereal depot 31678 bags of maize were sold in the first week. In the second week the number of bags sold decreased by 2156. In the third week 667 more bags were sold than in the first week. How many bags of maize were sold altogether in three weeks?
A. 34501
B. 92211
C. 93545
D. 97857

5m 16s - 20.
A girl had some oranges. She ate 5 and shared the remaining ones among her 6 friends. She however found that she needed 2 more oranges if each of the friends was to get 4 oranges. How many oranges had she to begin with?
A. 22
B. 31
C. 27
D. 29

3m 18s - 21.
In a certain competition 5 points were awarded for each game won and 3 points were deducted for each game lost. A pupil attempted 20 games and won 15 of them. How many points did the pupil get?
A. 90
B. 75
C. 72
D. 60

3m 58s - 22.
A company packs 50 pens in a packet. Sixteen such packets fill one carton. The company donated one full carton to a school with 240 pupils and 12 teachers. If each pupil received 2 pens and each teacher received 9 pens. How many pens were left over?
A. 588
B. 320
C. 212
D. 800

5m 54s - 23.
A lorry was loaded with 3 tonnes of tea which was packed in 100g, 250g, and 500g packets. The number of 100g packets was 10000 while that of 250g packets was 5000. How many 500g packets were there?
A. 150
B. 1500
C. 4500
D. 6000

6m 36s - 24.
Salt weighing 3 tonnes was packed in 250g packets. How many packets were there?
A. 12000
B. 1200
C. 120
D. 12

2m 29s - 25.
A school has 16 classes with 40 pupils each. Every pupil has to be issued with 3 exercise books for each of the first 7 subject and 2 exercise books for each of the other 6 subjects. If the books were repacked in cartons which contained 144 books each, how many such full cartons and loose books were issued?
A. 9 cartons, 24 loose books
B. 93 cartons, 48 loose books
C. 142 cartons, 32 loose books

9m 18s - 26.
A 26-seater bus and an 18-seater matatu were hired to transport 502 people to a sports meeting. Both vehicles travelled together but the matatu made the last trip alone. How many people altogether did the matatu transport?
A. 198
B. 216
C. 286
D. 312

7m 6s - 27.
In one week, peter collected an average of 330 eggs per day. If an average of 10 eggs broke daily, how many full trays of 30 eggs did peter sell that week?
A. 77
B. 76
C. 75
D. 74

5m 41s - 28.
A shopkeeper had rice packed as follows:
60 packets of 250g each
80 packets of 500g each
85 packets of 1 kg each
80 packets of 2kg each
He repacked the rice into 5 kg packets. How many 5 kg packets did he get?
A. 60
B. 61
C. 159
D. 300

6m 55s - 29.
There were 800 registered voters at a certain polling station. On the polling day 10% of the voters did not cast their votes. The rest cast their votes for Kelele, Mshindi and Sauti. Kelele got 105 votes. Mshindi got three times as many votes as Sauti. There were 15 spoilt ballot papers. How many votes did Mshindi get?
A. 150
B. 450
C. 510
D. 600

7m 50s - 30.
A school had 2 streams of from std 1 to 5 and a single stream from std 6 to 8. There were 35 pupils in each class. In one year the pupils were issued with exercise books as follows:
Std 1 to 3…..8 books per pupil
Std 4 to 5….10 books per pupil
Std 6 to 8……12 books per pupil
How many books altogether were issued to the pupils that year?
A. 1680
B. 2800
C. 4340
D. 5600

10m 48s - 31.
In 1998, Wanja harvested 4676 bags of maize. This was 168 bags more than those harvested in 1997. How many bags of maize did she harvest in 1997?
A. 177
B. 513
C. 4508
D. 5021

3m 7s - 32.
A factory produced 65160 sweets. The sweets were packed in packets each holding 24 sweets. The cost of each packet was sh 72. All the packets were then equally put in 15 cartons. What was the cost of the sweets in each carton?
A. Sh 181
B. Sh 13032
C. Sh 195480
D. Sh 312768

5m 40s - 33.
A shopkeeper bought cooking fat in 30 one kilogram packets and 20 five hundred grams packets. She repacked the fat in packets of 125 grams each. How many packets did she get?
A. 400
B. 320
C. 104
D. 32

4m 18s - 34.
Twenty members of a group contributed sh 80000 each to buy a piece of land. They already had sh 120000 in a bank out of which sh 20000 was to remain in the bank and the rest spent in buying the piece of land. How much did the piece of land cost?
A. Sh 1720000
B. Sh 1700000
C. Sh 1600000
D. 180000

5m 14s - 35.
The number of the children at a film show was 49 more than that of adults. The entry fee for each child was sh 15 while that of each adults was sh 30. The total amount money paid by children was sh 2055. How much money was paid by the children and adults altogether?
A. Sh 7635
B. Sh 4695
C. Sh 3375
D. Sh 2640

6m 5s - 36.
Omala and Mwite had packets of tea to be packed into cartons. Each carton holds 46 packets. Omala packed 63 cartons and remained with 24 packets while Mwite packed 54 cartons and remained with 19 packets. How many more packets of tea had Omala than Mwite?
A. 419
B. 414
C. 409
D. 5425

7m 9s - 37.
In a certain village the total number of women and children was 34603. The number of women and men was 18623. If the number of men was 5984, what was the number of children in that village?
A. 12639
B. 15980
C. 18619
D. 21964

4m 47s - 38.
During an election there were four candidates K, L, M and N. Candidate M received 3421 votes which was 1677 votes more than N received and 4147 votes less than L received. The total number of valid votes cast was 23406. How many votes did K received?
A. 10673
B. 12733
C. 14161
D. 7319

8m 27s - 39.
A school contributed money for a project as follows:
Pupils in a class 1-4 contributed sh. 10 each
Pupils in class 5-8 contributed sh 20 each.
Teachers contributed sh 200
The head teacher contributed sh 500
Each class in the school was double streamed with 30
pupils per stream. The number of teachers including the headteacher was 26. How much money was contributed altogether?
A. Sh 12700
B. Sh 151

10m 22s - 40.
Beka harvested 6 bags of beans and 8 bags of maize. He sold each bag of beans at sh 4800 and each bag of maize at sh 1500. How much money was left after paying sh 24500 for school fees?
A. Sh 4300
B. Sh 16300
C. Sh 48800
D. Sh 65300

5m 28s - 41.
The number of people who visited a game park on Monday was 65, on Tuesday was 49 and on Wednesday was 58. On Thursday the number of people was 12 less than those who visited the park on Wednesday. The number of people who visited the game park on Friday was half the number that visited the game park on
Saturday. A total of 374 people visited the game park during the six days. How many people visit

8m 34s - 42.
What is the difference in value between the largest and the smallest 6 digit number formed using the digits 3, 0, 4, 5, 2, 9?
A. 954320
B. 203459
C. 930861
D. 750861

3m 29s - 43.
In a certain country, the population of goats is 51907. The number of female goats is 453 more than that of male goats. The number of male goats is 18549 and the rest are kids. What is the number of kids?
A. 14356
B. 15262
C. 19002
D. 32905

4m 42s - 44.
A 26-seater bus and 14-seater matatu were to transport 494 pupils to a sport meeting. If the matatu made an extra trip than the bus the bus, how many pupils did the matatu transport?
A. 312
B. 182
C. 168
D. 13

9m 22s - 45.
A man was 27 years older than his son ten years ago. His wife is 4 years younger than he is. If there total age is 116 years now, how old is the son?
A. 12
B. 22
C. 45
D. 49

7m 7s - 46.
At the beginning of the year 2015, there were 1010 boys and 1224 girls in a certain school. At the end of the year of the year, 125 boys and 141 girls left the school. In the year 2016 115 boys and 84 girls were transferred from the school. What was the population of the school by the end of year 2016?
A. 1968
B. 2100
C. 1769
D. 2234

7m 36s - 47.
A matatu carries 14 passengers per trip. In one day, the matatu makes 3 trips. How much money does the matatu make in the month of April, if each passengers pays 70 per trip?
A. 88200
B. 29400
C. 2940
D. 980

4m 22s - 48.
Wakesh collects 150 eggs daily from the poultry. She sells the egg at sh 9 each. How much money did she make in the month of February, 2008?
A. Sh 40500
B. Sh 39150
C. Sh 37800
D. Sh 1350

3m 23s - 49.
Mwikali collects money in the following denominations
8 one thousand shillings note
18 five hundred shillings note
70 two hundred shillings note
100 fifty shillings note
One third of the money was changed into one thousand shillings notes, while the rest
was changed into five hundred shillings notes.
How many notes did she have altogether?
A. 12
B. 24
C. 48
D. 60

7m 55s - 50.
The number of registered voters in a country was 35940. Three candidates: Hekima, Bidii and Tajiri vied for a seat. Hekima obtained 16048 votes, Bidii garnered 14353 votes while Tajiri got 3439 votes. The number of spoilt votes was twice as many as that of non-voters. If all the spoilt votes were added to those
obtained by Tajiri, how many votes would he have gotten?
A. 1400
B. 2100
C. 4100
D. 483

10m 6s - 51.
A trader bought 21798 bags of maize in the first week. In the second week he bought 2476 bags less than what he had bought in the first week. In the third week he bought 542 bags more than he bought in the first week. How many bags of maize did he buy altogether?
A. 68412
B. 63460
C. 62376
D. 24816

6m 33s - 52.
In a farm, on average 6 cows produce 108 litres of milk per milk per week. In five weeks the cows produced 2160 litres of milk. How many cows are in the farm?
A. 432
B. 120
C. 24
D. 18

4m 53s