# Understanding numbers

# Understanding numbers

Instructions:

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

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Listen to the numbers and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do this exercise while you listen.

## Transcript:

0208 542 8976

14

1985

25th June

1 metre 27

68

103

671

5,325

8,000,000

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Do you like numbers? Are you good at maths?

## Comments

I and my friends at school liked pretty much numbers, so much that all of us chose to work with construction, involving many calculations. I am still waiting for a vacancy in the technical course of buildings.

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I like number nine because my mom like it too. I think Math is very easy for me, and I always have high score in my class. I also proud of myself ^^

I like Number nine .....

It's because It's my Birth date :)))

Well, I'm very very good at maths......

But now, I don't practice maths....As I'm a Pre-Medical student :))

Still, if any junior student needs a help .....i help them out....... :))

I really Love the subject but I can't study it now.....As I've to study Biology instead of Maths :))

Hi hadia,

I'm glad to hear that you are good at Math. I'm neither good nor bad at Math. :vv, but I'm quite fond of it.

And...I've prepared a small Math exercise for you : D. Let me know your answer !

One day, a worker visited a farmer's house. The worker said to the farmer :

- Tell me a bit about your children.

The farmer replied : - Well, I have three daughters.

- What are your daughters' ages ? The worker asked

The farmer replied :

-The product of their ages is 72, and the sum of their ages is my house number.

After spending some minutes finding the answer, the worker said:

- The information is not enough ! Give me more !

The farmer replied:

- Oh yes, I almost forgot, my oldest daughter loves chocolate so much !

After that, the worker answered correctly about the children's ages.

And here is my question : What are the daughters' ages ?

Note: This Math exercise only has one key.

Good luck.

Hey there Giang :)

Um..Hm... Well the problem is not so easy....still I've work out to give the answer :)

As you have mentioned that there's an oldest daughter, which means that the other two are younger than her and there's no possibility that they may have age equal to hers! So, I guess I have two possible answers in my way:

First Possibility:

Eldest daughter= ( 9 years) because you said she likes chocolate a lot and chocolate's spellings are equal to 9 .......Moreover 7+2=9 (LOL...It's a guess)

And other two ages are 4 and 2 and house number=15

Second Possibility:

Now, the house number!!....It's not mention....therefore I have a possibility which gives us the answer...

Three Daughters (spelling= 14) so the house number might be 14

The 3 numbers which give product equal to 72 and sum equals to 14 are

8,3,3 so , the eldest is 8 years old and the younger ones are of the same age...

Also 8+3+3= 14

Now we know that daughters are three so

14-3= 11 and (House number)'s spellings are 11....... So that can also be the possibility...

Ha ha ha :P

Dearest Giang....What do you think about it?? ....huh?

Phew! That was really not easy to do.......I've not practice math sine a year or two....may be that's the reason I found it difficult :))

What's your answer by the way, huh??

Do tell. I'm eager to know if I'm right or wrong :)

Chúc một ngày tốt lành ( have a nice day :P)

Hadia :)

I like numbers. But i'm not good math and remember numbers. Maybe i need train exercise about numbers to improve my ability.

Yes, I like numbers and I am good at maths. I love maths. :)

I like Math, because I love numbers. Math is really useful for our life. It helps me to improve my logical skill and increase calculation skill.

Yes I like maths, math is so good, we can have a lot of brain practice with maths. also maths has good effect on the logical talk.

Numbers are interesting. But I don't like maths.

I like math Because calculations

Yes, I like the numbers and I am too good at math.

I like when the numbers are simple and I consider good for some things in mathematics

Yes, I like tha numbers and I am too good at math.

YES, YES, YES=)))

i like numbers and i'm so good at math , i love it

I like numbers but I'm not good at maths.

I like number and I'm good at Maths.

Number. I listen number everyday.

Yes,

I like math a lot, I 'm good at it

YES, I LIKE MUCH NUMBERS

if I like a lot and I love math make you life easier and make us more logical.

I like when the numbers are simple and I consider good for some things in mathematics

yes i like numbers and math is a like and facilitates me.

very funny exercise !!!!

I like the numbers. I love the maths

yes, I like numbers, i´ts interesting, I am very good at maths.

I like this exercise, i like the numbers and i learn somethings

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