Maths quiz question anyone?

My answer is incorrect as it’s based on 15% of the reduced price of £391. I know the answer but can’t figure out how to work to it, can anyone lead me there?

I would divide 391 by 0.85 to get the original amount. If there was a 15% discount on the telly, 391 is 85% of what amount?

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Yes 391/0.85 (85%) is 460 Which is the correct answer.

It’s very obvious now you’ve pointed that out. I’ve been doing these all morning really well so far.

I think it’s either the way it’s worded, more likely I need a break from this maths course, I’ve been doing loads over the last few days.

Thanks Dave

391 / 85 * 100 would be my formula

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Take a break from it Ian. Maybe try diagramming sentences, instead. :smiley:

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Too much coffee?

I’m doing an apprenticeship at work. The course requires Maths and English to proceed through the main parts. And guess what, I don’t have my exam results anymore (which I passed) so I’m doing them again now. My English is pretty strong, but some of the maths stuff is really catching me out.

I am enjoying getting through it though, it’s a good refresher.

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X * (1 - 0.15) = 391

X = 391 / (1 - 0.15)

X = 460

Bla bla bla. Trying to make Discourse happy…

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Since math is an universal language Discourse should understand your sentences?

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391+15=406
15=9+6
9x6=54
406+54=460

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But how do you choose those two numbers? 9+6

That’s obvious:

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Mike, Abbott and Costello would be SOOOOO proud.

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Where’s @TheOnlyAaron on this one? Just kidding Aaron.

Look at crossed out price on tag. Done.

Actually, the correct answer is £391. The store just told you they’d reduced the price by 15% to make you buy it…

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