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Today Puzzle #634

Puzzle No. 634 – Tuesday17 December 2019

At Little Ilford School, there is a 40% Christmas sale for school uniform. Farrah pays £50 in total for 3 school jumpers and receives £10.40 change. If Farrah bought one school jumper at the original pre-discount price, how much would it cost?

Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Carl Hills, a Year 9 student at Little Ilford School. It was the winning puzzle of Bobby Seagull's Little Ilford maths puzzle competition.

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1 jumper = £22

£50 - £10.40 change = £39.60 for three jumpers

One jumper after discount = £39.60 / 3 = £13.20

Discounted price = £13.20 = 60% of original price

13.20/0.6 = £22.00

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