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  1. Donald earns an annual wage of £23 500. He doesn't pay tax on the first £6400 that he earns. How much income tax does he pay a year if the rate of tax is:
    1. 25% _________
    2. 40% _________
  2. Tim is choosing between two cars to buy. The first car is priced at £8495 and has 15% off. The second car is priced at £8195 and has 12% off. Which car is the cheapest? Show your working. _________
  3. Tanya paid £6500 for her new car. Each year its value decreased by 8%.
    1. How much was it worth when it was one year old? _________
    2. How much was it worth when it was two years old? _________
  4. Jeremy wanted a new sofa for his lounge. A local furniture shop had just what he was looking for and for only £130.00 + VAT. Jeremy had £150 pounds in his bank account. If VAT was charged at 171/2%, could Jeremy afford the sofa? _________
    Here's the 2nd type, finding "something as a percentage of something else". In this case you're looking at percentage change, so don't forget to find the difference in values first.
  5. During a rainstorm, a water butt increased in weight from 10.4 kg to 13.6 kg. What was the percentage increase (to the nearest per cent)? _________
  6. An electrical store reduces the price of a particular camera from £90.00 to £78.30. What is the percentage reduction? _________
  7. There are approximately 6000 fish and chip shops in the UK. On average, a fish and chip shop gets about 160 visitors each day. Given that the population of the UK is roughly 60 million, approximately what percentage of the population visit a fish and chip shop each day? _________
  8. At birth, Veronica was 0.3 m tall. By adulthood she had grown to 1.5 m tall. Calculate her height now as a percentage of her height at birth. _________

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