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About the exam
From question 2 onwards, non-calculator skills may be assessed in the context of a problem.
When on holiday in Spain, Sandy sees a pair of jeans priced at 65 euros.
Sandy knows he gets 13 euros for £10
What is the price of the jeans in pounds?
This question requires you to carry out the following calculations without a calculator.
65 ÷ 13 = 5
5 x 10 = 50
In the "Fame Show", the percentage of telephone votes cast for each act is shown below.
Altogether 15 000 000 votes were cast.
How many votes did Starshine recieve?
This question requires you to carry out the following calculation without a calculator.
30% of 15 000 000
= 3 x 1 500 000
= 4 500 000
In an experiment Rashid measures the temperature of two liquids.
The temperature of the first liquid is -11^{º} Celcius.
The temperature of the second liquid is 23^{º} Celcius.
Find the difference between these temperatures.
This question requires you to carry out the following calculation without a calculator.
23 - (-11) = 34^{º}
Pamela sees a bracelet costing £65 in a jeweller's window.
The jeweller offers Pamela a 5% discount.
Pamela decides to buy the bracelet.
How much does she pay?
This question requires you to carry out the following calculations without a calculator.
5% of £65 = £3.25
£65 - £3.25 = £61.75
There are 720 pupils in Laggen High School.
The ratio of boys to girls in the school is 5 : 4.
How many girls are in the school?
This question requires you to carry out the following calculation without a calculator.
720 ÷ 9 = 80
80 x 5 = 400
80 x 4 = 320 (or 720 – 400 = 320)
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