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Maths Week: Wednesday's puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

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ENGAGE THOSE BRAINS, folks: we have a teasing question for you.

Each afternoon this week, we’re setting you a (not too) tough riddle to get the cogs whirring and test your mathematical mettle.

If this prospect fills you with either a. joy, or b. dread, the mathsweek.ie site is worth a look – with events for maths fans and for those who might feel the need to brush up on their numeracy skills. The events are running from now until Sunday.

Wednesday’s puzzle: 
You are travelling to Britain and you change €500 into Sterling. The exchange sells you Sterling notes at 0.76 £/€ and takes a £2 commission.

On your trip you spend half your Sterling, and when you return you change it back to euro at 0.79 £/€ and the exchange takes €3 commission.

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How much are you left with in Euro?


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€236.24 (3918)
€240.51 (494)
€256.08 (463)
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All answers will be revealed on Friday afternoon.

You’ll see what other readers are thinking when you make your choice above and the pie chart shows the most popular option. (We’re not saying that the most popular will be the right one!)

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