# 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.

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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