Hi Guest (Maths Hats On)

Thanks for the reply. Your answer is what I was thinking originally before his teacher twisted it the other way around.

The question I posted wasn't exactly from a question paper. I just made it up. But the following questions are from 'Kings school Chester' Maths entrance exam conducted on Saturday 7, February 2004. This question was downloaded from the school website following a link posted on this site:

http://www.kingschester.co.uk/admission ... nation.htm
7 x 9 - 56 (11÷ 3) = ?

24 - 13 + 7 X 3

------------------ = ?

4 X (7 - 5)

One of the schools where my son is taking the 11+ exams is Sutton Grammar school and there is a maths paper of their own format. At present I do not have much idea about the content of the test.

Regards,

SB