684g
655g
2352g
6228g
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The weight of a cuboid depends on its colour. What is the weight of the four cuboids, one of each colour, on the scales immediately above? No calculators allowed!
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228g + 131g + 336g + 692g = 1387g
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DIVIDE and ADD
1539 ÷ 9
1152 ÷ 12
2992 ÷ 22
69252 ÷ 398
Find the four quotients above then add your answers together. No calculators allowed!
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