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?

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

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

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.

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

391+15=406

15=9+6

9x6=54

406+54=460

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

Mike, Abbott and Costello would be SOOOOO proud.

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…