My daughter is sitting a Maths test next week so I’ve devised some practice questions for her:
1/ The beautiful village of Wye has 1,055 households but a developer would like to build a further 300 on a single site. What percentage increase in the village’s size would result from this single development?
2/ The developer also owns other property on which they would like to create a further 70 households. In addition, other developers intend to build an extra 45. What could be the percentage increase in the village’s size from all development?
3/ Entry into the village is controlled by a level-crossing. At 9.40 in the morning, there are 15 cars waiting to leave the village at this level-crossing. If all the development of housing went ahead, how many cars might you suppose would be at the level-crossing?
4/ On average throughout the day, there are 4 cars queuing at the level crossing on the road from the neighbouring town of Ashford. However, this queue is affected by the ‘school run’ – when parents drop off their children at the local primary school. At 8.30 in the morning therefore, there are 15 cars queuing on this road. What percentage increase is caused by the school run?
5/ The existing school in the village has 400 pupils but a developer would like to build an additional school which would have 600 pupils. If the new school was built, how many cars would you expect to be queuing on the aforementioned road at 8.30 in the morning?
6/ This particular road from sunny Ashford encounters a junction before the level-crossing which means that cars only get through the crossing at a rate of four a minute. How long will the gates have to remain open for all the cars to cross?
Please deliver your answers to the Imperial College FutureofWye3 team. I’m sure they’ll be delighted to hear your thoughts.