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Activity 3

Another difference between 1945 and now was that families were only allowed to buy certain amounts of certain foods each week. This was called ‘rationing’.


For a family of 1 adult and 3 children, can you work out the following answers:

1.         How much jam will this family receive each week?

2.         How much sugar will this family receive each week?

3.         How much lard will this family receive over a period of four weeks?

4.         How much tea would the family receive each week? (convert your answer to g)

CHALLENGE: Can you work out the answers to the questions if they were about your family? Use the key to help you.