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Today Puzzle #625

Puzzle No. 625– Wednesday 4 December

Last week, the charity National Numeracy launched a report with TP ICAP called "Building a Numerate Nation: Confidence, Belief & Skills" which showed only 22% of working-age adults in England are functionally numerate. If we are to reach 100% national functional numeracy by the start of 2050, what would be the required annual percentage increase if we assume that the increase is the same, linear amount each year?

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Today’s #PuzzleForToday has been set by Bobby Seagull, a school Maths teacher and Cambridge University Doctorate student.

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2.6% increase per year

We have 30 years to reach 100% functional numeracy. We are starting at 22% and require another 78%. 78% increase over 30 years is 2.6% increase per year.

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