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Question 1: A pair of headphones goes on sale for 69% off. The sale price is £49.60, calculate the original price. |

Question 2: The population of Mathsville has grown by 67% over 10 years to 2,655,300. What was the population of Mathsville 10 years ago? |

Question 3: An investment in the stock market decreases by 84% in 3 years to £892.80 How much money was invested? |

Question 4: Emily joins a company and a year later receives a 3% pay rise, taking their annual salary to £26,780. Calculate their starting salary. |

Question 5: Becky buys a new car that has an annual depreciation rate of 24%. A year later, the car is worth £19,380. How much did they pay for the car? |

Question 6: Elaine earns £1,660 per month after tax. Their earnings are taxed at 17%. Calculate their gross monthly earnings before tax. |

Question 7: Alyssa pays £176.25 for a television. The price includes VAT at 17.5%. Calculate the price excluding VAT. |

Question 8: A mobile phone goes on sale for 60% off. A further clearance sale then reduces the sale price by 10% down to £262.80, calculate the original price. |

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Question 1: £160 |

Question 2: 1,590,000 people |

Question 3: £5,580 |

Question 4: £26,000 |

Question 5: £25,500 |

Question 6: £2,000 |

Question 7: £150 |

Question 8: £730 |