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Question 1: A bag goes on sale for 85% off. The sale price is £103.50, calculate the original price. |

Question 2: The population of Mathsville has grown by 40% over 10 years to 3,994,200. What was the population of Mathsville 10 years ago? |

Question 3: An investment in the stock market increases by 53% in 3 years to £14,703.30 How much money was invested? |

Question 4: Jack joins a company and a year later receives a 5% pay rise, taking their annual salary to £30,975. Calculate their starting salary. |

Question 5: Elaine buys a new car that has an annual depreciation rate of 20%. A year later, the car is worth £16,800. How much did they pay for the car? |

Question 6: Charlie earns £2,418 per month after tax. Their earnings are taxed at 7%. Calculate their gross monthly earnings before tax. |

Question 7: Jacob pays £587.50 for a laptop. The price includes VAT at 17.5%. Calculate the price excluding VAT. |

Question 8: A pair of headphones goes on sale for 30% off. A further clearance sale then reduces the sale price by 10% down to £226.80, calculate the original price. |

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Question 1: £690 |

Question 2: 2,853,000 people |

Question 3: £9,610 |

Question 4: £29,500 |

Question 5: £21,000 |

Question 6: £2,600 |

Question 7: £500 |

Question 8: £360 |