# Class 7 Mathematics questions and answers on postal charges

Class 7 Mathematics questions and answers on postal charges:

1. Inland and postal charges (letters and parcels)

2. International postal charges (letters and parcels)

3. Money and postal orders.

4. Inland telegrams.

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- 1.
The table below shows inland postage charges.Rehema sent the following by post:
2 letters one weighing 960g and the other 15g
3 post cards
1 aerogram
2 parcels each weighing 510g
How much did she pay for sending these items?
A. Sh 20.10
B. Sh 20.60
C. Sh 25.10
D. Sh 36.10

8m 30s - 2.
The table below shows rates for sending letters and parcels by speed post up to maximum of 7kg.
Kamuri sent the following articles by the speed post:
One letter weighing 200g
One packet of text book weighing 4kg 300g
One packet containing a radio weighing 2.5kg
How much did she pay for sending these items?
A. Sh 70.00
B. Sh 80.00
C. Sh 95.00
D. Sh 105.00

4m 7s - 3.
The table below shows Inland Postage Charges.
Mwango posted four letters each weighing 15g, two letters each weighing 55g,
one letter weighing 210g and another weighing 250g. how much did he pay for posting these letters?
A. Sh 20.20
B. Sh 18.80
C. Sh 13.20
D. Sh 15.90

7m 3s - 4.
The table below shows the cost of sending letters and cards by post.
Maiyira posted the following articles:
Two letters weighing 200g each
One letter weighing 260g
Two letters weighing 1500g each
Two post cards
How much did he pay?
A. Sh 68.70
B. Sh 60.90
C. Sh 50.00
D. Sh 38.70

6m 0s - 5.
The table below shows the rates of sending letters and postcards through the post office.
Karani sent the following letters and postcards
One letter weighing 15g
Two letters each weighing 120g
Four letters each weighing 550g
Three postcards
How much did he pay for postage?
A. Sh 171.50
B. Sh 115.50
C. Sh 90.50
D. Sh 136.50

5m 25s - 6.
The table below shows the rates for sending letters and postcards through a post office in in 1998.
Amina sent the following letters and post cards
Three letters each weighing 49g
One letter weighing 150g
Five letters each weighing 800g
One letter weighing 1.5kg
Two post cards
How much did he pay for the postage?
A. Sh 599
B. Sh 588
C. Sh 564
D. Sh 242

7m 2s - 7.
The table below shows an inland postal charges for letters.
Wamu posted two letters each weighing 95g and another one weighing 450g.
How much money did he pay at the post office?
A. Sh 120
B. Sh 135
C. Sh 155
D. Sh 240

2m 30s - 8.
The charges of sending a telegram were sh 4 for up to 10 words. Every word after ten words costs 40 cents. A tax of 15% of the total was also charged. The total payment was rounded up to the nearest five cents. How much did Musonye pay to send the following telegram?
PETER MUSUNGU BOX 42 LONDIANI SEND
FARE SCHOOL CLOSING
SOON MUSONYE
A. Sh 5.10
B. Sh 4.60
C. Sh 5.05
D. Sh 4.40

5m 2s - 9.
The table below shows part of the postal charges for sending a telegram
Kaptich sent the following telegram:
MARY SANG BOX 2222 MOMBASA COME CHEBET BORN PASS NAIROBI INFORM BABA KAPTICH
How much money did Kaptich pay for the telegram?
A. Sh 16.50
B. Sh 15.40
C. Sh 14.00
D. Sh 11.50

1m 55s - 10.
The telegram charges were sh 13.50 for the first ten words. Every additional word was charged sh 2.75. The total amount was then rounded up to the nearest fifty cents. Otieno sent the following telegram:
PAUL OCHIENG BOX 120 OYUGIS GO VISIT ATIENO BOARDING
SCHOOL KISII THIRD OCTOBER
OTIENO PETER
How much did he pay for it?
A. Sh 14.00
B. Sh 16.50
C. Sh 27.00
D. Sh 27.50

4m 33s - 11.
The table below shows post office rates for sending letters postcards and aerogrammes.
Kimeru sent the following mail:
1 letter weighing 19g
1 letter weighing 600g
1 letter weighing 2kg
2 postcards to Europe
1 aerogrammes to Far East
How much money did he
pay for the mail?
A. Sh 110
B. Sh 118
C. Sh 122
D. Sh 133

8m 11s - 12.
The table below shows the rates charged for postage.
Sande posted two letters each weighing 50g, one to his son in Tanzania and the other to Nigeria ( Rest of Africa). He also sent two letters each weighing 150g, one to his daughter in Europe and the other to Australia. He then sent a postcard to his friend in India (Near East). How much money altogether did he pay as a postage?
A. Sh 508
B. Sh 27

7m 26s - 13.
The table below shows the cost in shillings of sending parcels through the post office.
Asif sent one parcel weighing 2kg to Africa and
another weighing 3kg 600g to Near East. How much did he spend?
A. Sh 3075
B. Sh 1335
C. Sh 3030
D. Sh 2380

3m 17s - 14.
The table below shows the rates of sending letters and postcards through a post office in year 2004.
Makena sent the following letters and postcards
Two letters each weighing 21g, one to Tanzania and another to Australia.
Four letters each weighing 280g, one to Europe, two to America and one to Nigeria.
Three large postcards, one to Australia, one to far East and one to America.
How much did she

8m 24s - 15.
The table below shows the international postage charges for surface mail.
Chebet sent a 150 g letter to her friend in Nigeria, a 1.5kg letter to her friend in Europe
and a 1kg letter to a friend in America. How much did she pay for the postage of the letters?
A. Sh 1890
B. Sh 1920
C. Sh 2285
D. Sh 2485

5m 40s - 16.
The table below shows the postal charges in shillings on small packets in a certain year.
Abbas from Mombasa sent the following packets:
A 900g packet to Uganda
A 5g packet to Ghana
A 251g to China
How much money did he pay altogether?
A. Sh 3091
B. Sh 2884
C. Sh 2881
D. Sh 1831

6m 34s - 17.
Weru posted the following letters:
1 letter weighing 101g to Kisumu in Kenya
1 letter weighing 19g to Uganda
2 letters weighing 80g each to Europe
1 letter weighing 50g to Zambia
How much money did he pay for postage?
A. Sh 975
B. Sh 815
C. Sh 915
D. Sh 505

4m 41s - 18.
The table below shows the commission charged for sending money up to a maximum of sh 2000 by money order.
Osoro sent a total of sh 5000 for school fees for his children in three different schools. In school A, he sent two money orders, one worth sh 2000 and the other worth sh 500. In school B, he sent a money order worth sh 675. In school C, he sent a money order worth sh 1825 by telegraph. How

7m 32s - 19.
The table below shows commission charges for sending by postal money orders.
Namisi sent sh 190 to his son using the denominations of sh 100, 80 and 10. He also sent sh 260 to the daughter using denominations of sh 100, 100, 20, 20 and 20. How much more commission did he pay for the daughter’s postal order than for the son’s?
A. Sh 53
B. Sh 33
C. Sh 20
D. Sh 13

6m 21s - 20.
The table below shows the postal rate for sending a money order.
School fees for two children in the same school was sh 9400 and sh 11800. The father bought one money order to pay the total amount of fees. How much more would he have spent had he bought two separate money orders for the fee?
A. Sh 119
B. Sh 146
C. Sh 736
D. Sh 617

3m 36s - 21.
The table below shows the commission charged when one buys postal orders.
Wangeci wanted to send sh 700 by postal orders. Which one of the postal order combinations given below should she buy in order to pay the least commission?
A. Sh 400+sh 300
B. Sh 400+sh 100+sh 100+sh 100
C. Sh 300+sh 300+sh 100
D. Sh 200+sh 200+sh 200+sh 100

8m 15s - 22.
The table below shows part of Tarrif for ordinary money order and postpay.
Karimi has two children in one school. To pay for their school fees he sent sh 8900 by Ordinary Money Order and sh 15400 by post pay. How much money would he have saved had he bought one ordinary Money order to pay for all the fees?
A. Sh 125
B. Sh 400
C. Sh 525
D. Sh 925

5m 49s - 23.
The table below shows commission charged on postal orders.
Mary was to send sh 7000 using postal orders. Which one of the following combination of value of orders shows the least commission she would be charged?
A. Sh 4000, sh 1000, sh 1000 and sh 1000
B. Sh 3000, sh 3000 and sh 1000
C. Sh 4000 and sh 3000
D. Sh 2000, sh 2000, sh 2000 and sh 1000

6m 42s

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