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Question in Transition to university
Rationalise the denominator with increasingly difficult examples involving compound denominators.

Question in Transition to university
Two trains arrive at the same platform with different periods. Compute the LCM of the two periods to find the time they clash.
This is a context question testing the student's ability to identify the lowest common multiple of two integer values which are not multiples of each other.

Question in Transition to university
This question tests the student's ability to identify equivalent fractions through spotting a fraction which is not equivalent amongst a list of otherwise equivalent fractions. It also tests the students ability to convert mixed numbers into their equivalent improper fractions. It then does the reverse and tests their ability to convert an improper fraction into an equivalent mixed number.

Question in Transition to university
Identify wellknown fractional equivalents of decimals. Convert obscure decimals and recurring decimals into fractions.

Question in Transition to university
This question tests the student's understanding of what is and is not a surd, and on their simplification of surds.

Question in Transition to university
This question tests the student's ability to solve simple linear equations by elimination. Part a) involves only having to manipulate one equation in order to solve, and part b) involves having to manipulate both equations in order to solve.

Question in Transition to university
Solve a linear equation of the form $ax+b = c$, where $a$, $b$ and $c$ are integers.
The answer is always an integer.

Question in Transition to university
A simple situational question about a box of chocolates, asking how many of each type there are, what percentage of the box they represent, the probability of picking one and ratios of different types.

Question in Transition to university
This is a simple question testing the student on their ability to calculate the lowest common multiple of two integers which are:
Part a)  coprime;
Part b)  where the greatest common divisor between the two integers is greater than one and not equal to either given number; and
Part c)  where one of the integer is a multiple of the other.

Question in Transition to university
Several problems involving the multiplication of fractions, with increasingly difficult examples, including a mixed fraction and a squared fraction. The final part is a word problem.

Question in Transition to university
This question tests the student's ability to identify the factors of some composite numbers and the highest common factors of two numbers.

Question in Transition to university
Several problems involving dividing fractions, with increasingly difficult examples, including mixed numbers and complex fractions.

Question in Transition to university
Manipulate fractions in order to add and subtract them. The difficulty escalates through the inclusion of a whole integer and a decimal, which both need to be converted into a fraction before the addition/subtraction can take place.