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How good are your math skills?

As a new report suggests that the UK's numeracy levels are not up to scratch, put your skills to the test.

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186 Comments
mikeyparry
10 / 10. Quite straightforward really. We call this sort of exercise in England mental arithmetic!
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Apr 12, 2024 8:47AM
Shelley Durocher
Mac McLean, 10% of 120 is 12. 120-12 = 108. You are removing 10% from the original price, not adding 10% to the sale price.
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Mar 26, 2024 3:24PM
Shelley Durocher
Alvin Harmacy, The math is the same regardless of the currency. Both decimal based.
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Mar 26, 2024 3:22PM
Shelley Durocher
Marian Spitzig, The math is the same.
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Mar 26, 2024 3:17PM
Cheryl Love
Pat Gibson, I was about to write the same, thanks.
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Mar 17, 2024 11:37AM
Karin Johansson
mikeyparry, i did the same
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Aug 14, 2023 4:56PM
kbparker
Thank you so much for the answers!
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Aug 6, 2023 4:50PM
Pat Gibson
R Yancey, no R Yancey, they don’t have poor maths skills , I passed A level GCE at school, but that was 65 years ago, my ability to do mental arithmetic is not so good now.
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Jul 25, 2023 11:48AM
R Yancey
No insult intended about the poor math skills, its just reality.
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May 4, 2023 12:56PM
R Yancey
I got 10/10 correct. Was this supposed to be difficult? Nothing really hard here just basic math. Hard to believe that anyone would have much trouble with this quiz. But then again so many people have very poor math skills these days.
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May 4, 2023 12:56PM
Gail Cusack
I 100% agree with Myrna Olson. You are taking 10% off the original price (£120) not adding 10% on to the sale price!
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Dec 9, 2022 12:28AM
Gail Cusack
10/10 easy peasy - all mental arithmetic too. No calculators at my school!!
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Dec 9, 2022 12:23AM
wyodinosaur
Great that the answers were shown. Good job, and good quiz.
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Oct 29, 2022 2:01AM
Myrna Olson
The answer to question 10 is correct. If the coat was $120.00 originally then 10% would be $12.00. So, $120.00-$12.00=$108.00!! The reduction was NOT on the sale price!!
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Oct 20, 2022 9:02PM
miriamlb
bvanstreek, the correct answer is 120. 120 x 10% = 12. 120 - 12 = 108. So the original cost was 120. 108 is the price after the discount.
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Oct 10, 2022 11:02PM

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