### Pirate Problems

###### Friday 1st July | 51 comments

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The pirates of Year 1 have been busy writing pirate problems. Can you solve them? Could you write a problem for them to solve? Answer if you dare – if you get it wrong they may make you walk the plank

There are 25 pirates. They all have a sword and they all have a hook. How many hooks and swords are there altogether?

Olivia said the answer is 50

25+25 = 50

Is the answer 50? I doubled 25.

There are 100 pirates on a boat. 19 have to walk the plank. How many pirates are left on the boat?

Olivia said the answer is 81

100-19=81

There are 25 parrots and 15 got scared away. How many parrots are left?

There are 15 bags of coins. Each bag has 10 coins. How many coins are there altogether?

There are 10 pirates on a boat. 16 more climbed aboard. How many pirates will be on the boat?

I think there should be 26 Pirates altogether.

10+16 = 26

There are 20 treasure chests. 5 pirates each stole a chest. How many chests are left?

How many wings do 30 parrots have?

There are 23 treasure chests. The pirates found 45 more. How many treasure chests are there altogether?

Pirate Tom,

There sure are some naughty pirates on your boat!

I think there are still 81 pirates on board your boat after 19 have walked the plank.

19 is 1 less than 20, so if there had been only 20 pirates there would only be 1 left.

But there are 80 more pirates (80+20 =100)

So there are 81 dry pirates :o)

Oh no, there are only 12 ships biscuits left!

There are 25 pirates on the ship.

If each pirate has half a biscuit, how many pirates will have to eat belly button fluff instead?

We think that 1 pirate will have to eat belly button fluff! Thank you Buccaneer Gill for blogging. You don’t have to walk the plank. From the 1GJ pirates

Pirate Kieran had 5 diamonds in his treasure chest. Pirate Craig put 10 more diamonds in. How many diamonds are there altogether?

There are 10 pirates on an old, rusty pirate ship. They each have 2 colourful, noisy parrots. How many beaks are there on board the boat?

There are 100 swords. 26 pirates lost their swords. How many swords are left?

84 coconuts on a palm tree. A parrot pinches 55. How many are left?

There are 22 pirates and 22 more arrive on the treasure island. How many pirates are there now?

There were 5 pirates on a boat and 5 more boats came along with 6 pirates on board. How many pirates are there now?

Pirate Terry has 10 treasure chests. Pirate Arthur gives him 2 more. How many treasure chests does he have?

16 parrots were on a pirate’s shoulder. 5 flew away. How many are left now?

7 pirates have 10 coins each. A parrot pinches 11 coins. How many coins are left?

There were 9 pirates on a boat and 3 jumped off to catch some fish. How many pirates were left?

There were 10 pirates and they had 3 swords each. How many swords were there altogether?

15 pirates stood on a beach. 2 jumped in the water and then got swallowed by a sea monster. It burped 7 out. How many pirates are there now?

There are 10 pirates and they had a parrot each. How many eyes are there altogether?

Pirate Emma has found a treasure chest containing 25 gold coins. She is only strong enough to carry 8 gold coins at a time. How many trips will she need to make to get all the gold coins back to her pirate ship?

Hello Squawking Jamie. Is the answer 4 trips?

There were 6 golden coins. Pirate Phoebe and Pirate Jacob stole 6 coins. How many are left?

There were 100 smelly pirates and 12 had a shower. How many smelly pirates were left?

5 pirates have got rotten finger nails and 4 have not. How many rotten finger nails are there?

6 pirates have got an old dusty hat on and are wearing a ripped T-shirt. 3 pirates have new, shiny clothes. How many new hats and T- shirts need to be bought? How much will it cost if each item costs 2p?

There are 200 parrots on the ship. 74 parrots got scared and flew away. How many wings are left?

There are 100 pirates on a ship. 10 more sail to meet them. How many pirates are there altogether?

There are 100 pirates on board a ship. 50 got scared of the sharks so they walked the plank. How many are left?

There are 10 bags with 6 coins in each. How many coins are there altogether?

10 mean, old pirates had 9 shiny, gold coins each. How many gold coins are there altogether?

There are 18 pirates on the ship. 2 walk the plank. How many are left?

There are 19 golden coins and 3 ugly, mean pirates took 7 away. How many are left?

There are 10 coins in each treasure chest. There are 4 treasure chests so how many coins are there altogether?

There are 10 mean pirates and 6 jumped off. How many are left to drink the rum?

Hi Pirate Charlie

I think that there were 90 gold coins altogether. Am I right?

(I like your adjectives too!)

There are 5 pirates in a boat, 10 more join them. How many legs are there altogether? Oh no – one of the pirates had a leg bitten off by a shark!

Ahhaarr y1team me hearties! Yes, it will take Emma 4 trips.

In answer to Pirate Stanleys question… 15 pirates stood on a beach. 2 jumped in the water and then got swallowed by a sea monster. It burped 7 out. How many pirates are there now? I think the answer is 20

Hey Pirate Stanley… There were 5 pirates on a boat and 5 more boats came along with 6 pirates on board. How many pirates are there now? Is it 35 or 11?

Pirate Sonny and pirate Abigail we think there are 59 coins left – oooo arrr

Hello Pirates!

10 Mean Pirates take away 6 pirates jumping off leaves 4 Mean Pirates drinking Rum!!! Ha Ha Ha me maties!!

10-6=4

Pirate Nathan and Pirate Flo – ahoy me hearties! I’ve been shipwrecked on Danger Island and have only just managed to find the treasure chest with a computer in it. Arrrrrrrrrrrr

I think the answer to your pirate problem might be 44 pirates – I wish they’d have been here to help me find the treasure chest, maybe it wouldn’t have taken me so long!