Viking Math  Beginners
 A longship had twenty benches. Two viking oarsmean sat on every bench. How
many oarsmen were there on the ship?
 When the ship was in a battle, it could have one extra man for every
oarsman. How many men were there on the ship when it was in battle?

 Every man had a spear, a sword, and an axe. How many weapons were
there on the ship?
 For every bench, there was a bow and two dozen arrows. How many bows
and arrows were there on the ship?
 The Oseberg ship:
The Oseberg ship is from about the year 850 A.D. It was dug out in 1904.
 How many years old was the ship when it was dug out?
 How many years old is the ship today?
 The Oseberg ship:
The Oseberg ship is from about the year 835 A.D. It was found in 1880.
 How many years old was the ship when it was found?
 How many years old is the Oseberg ship?
 The Weight of a Viking Ship:
The ship and its equipment were made of different types of wood. It is
estimated that the Gokstad ship was made of 6150 kg of oak, 880 kg of spruce
and 225 kg of pine.
 How many kilograms of wood went into the makeup of the ship and its
equipment?
 The ships planks were fastened with 150 kg of iron rivets, the anchor
weighed 100 kg and the sail and rigging weighed 1000 kg. How much did
the ship weigh altogether?
 The weight of the ship and cargo:
Imagine that there were 70 men on board and each of them weighed 80 kg. The
weapons weighed 400 kg, the food 1000 kg, the water 1500 kg and
miscellaneous cargo 1000 kg.
 How much cargo did the ship have on board?
 How much did the cargo and ship weigh together?
