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Maths Week: Your Thursday puzzle

Divide and conquer.

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IT’S MATHS WEEK, and as is our annual tradition here, we’re setting you a puzzle a day this week with all answers published on the site on Sunday.

Get puzzling!


Joe went to the UK last week and changed money before he left.  He wanted £100 sterling. There was a commission of €1.27 and they gave him a rate of 0.85 £/€.

He used his credit card for everything there and came home with the sterling. He went back to the bank with the £100 and was given a rate of 1.11 €/£ and again charged €1.27 for the pleasure.

How much did this whole transaction cost him?

All answers will be published on on Sunday. 

On a roll? Try some more of our Maths Week puzzles here.

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