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# Class 8 Mathematics: Word problems involving decimals questions and answers

Class 8 Mathematics: Word problems involving decimals questions and answers.

Lessons (**10**)

- 1.
A lorry weighs 3.6 tonnes when empty. It weighed 6.3 tonnes when loaded with 90kg bags of wheat. How many bags of wheat were loaded?
A. 70
B. 40
C. 30
D. 110

3m 36s - 2.
Wangeci transported the following food items to the market. 3 bags of green maize each weighing 114.6kg 2 bags of potatoes each weighing 130kg 3 bags of cabbages each weighing 126.2kg 2 bags of carrots each weighing 137.7kg. What was the total weight of the items in tonne?
A. 1.2578
B. 12.578
C. 125.78
D. 1257.8

7m 7s - 3.
A bag of sugar weighed 108.5 kg. Mwangi bought 16 bags. He then removed 0.3kg of sugar from each bag. What total weight of sugar remained?
A. 1736kg
B. 108.2kg
C. 1731.2kg
D. 1735.7kg

5m 10s - 4.
A tailor had 17.5m of cloth material. From this material she made 2 dresses each requiring 3.75m of material, and 3 jackets each requiring 2.4m of material. What length of material remained?
A. 1.4m
B. 2.8m
C. 11.35m
D. 14.7m

4m 45s - 5.
Bongo gave 0.12 of his land to his wife, 0.25 to his son and 0.3 to his daughter. If he had 2.4 hectares of land, how many hectares was he left with?
A. 0.72
B. 0.288
C. 0.6
D. 0.792

7m 10s - 6.
Sera shared part of her land among her four children. There share were 0.29, 0.26, 0.21 and 0.14 of the land. If the part that was shared was 36 hectares, how many hectares of the land remained?
A. 3.6
B. 40
C. 0.1
D. 4

5m 1s - 7.
A meeting was attended by 150 people. Out of these, 0.14 were men, 0.2 were women and the rest were children. How many more children than women were there?
A. 69
B. 78
C. 99
D. 129

4m 20s - 8.
A farmer harvested 900 bags of maize. She sold 0.7 of the bags and 0.1 of the remainder to a charitable organization. She then kept the rest. How many bags of the maize were kept?
A. 27
B. 243
C. 180
D. 270

3m 48s - 9.
Mwongeli received a salary of sh 15000 per month. Ina certain month she spent 0.2 of the salary on rent, 0.3 on food and 0.1 on transport. She spent 0.25 of the remainder on school fees and saved the rest. How much money did she save in that month?
A. Sh 4500
B. Sh 3750
C. Sh 2250
D. Sh 1500

6m 41s - 10.
Pendo, Zawadi and Huruma shared a piece of land. Pendo got 0.45 of the land, Zawadi got 0.30 while Huruma got the rest. How large was pendo’s share if Huruma got 2 hectares?
A. 2.4
B. 3.6
C. 6
D. 8

5m 37s