Exam-Style Question on Percentages
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Question id: 593. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper in 2020. The use of a calculator is allowed.
Davy Browning buys a premium skateboard.
He gets a discount of 15% off the normal price.
Davy pays £170 for the skateboard.
(a) Work out the normal price of the skateboard.
Saj invests £8000 in a savings account.
The savings account pays compound interest at a rate of 1.8% for the first year then 1.2% for each extra year.
(b) Work out the value of Saj’s investment at the end of 4 years.
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