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