Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences. ~ Roger Bacon
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. ~ Gauss
When you can measure what you are talking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it. ~ Lord Kelvin
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. ~Albert Einstein
The advancement and perfection of mathematics are intimately connected with the prosperity of the State. ~Napoleon
Sample SMaths Challenge Question for Category Primary/Year 6
Answer with solution:
After 6 hours,
Distance Jason travelled
= 6 hours x 75km/h
Distance Melvin travelled
= 870km - 450km
Melvin's average speed
= 420km ÷ 6 hours
Melvin's average speed is 70km/h.
Town A and Town B were 870km apart. Jason left Town A for Town B and travelled at an average speed of 75km/h. At the same time, Melvin left Town B for Town A. The two of them met 6 hours later. Find Melvin’s average speed.