Quandaries and Queries
Who is asking: Other
1) After James spent 2/5 of his pocket money on magazines, and 1/4 of his pocket money at a football match, he had £1.75 left. How much pcket money did he have in the beginning?
2) A joint of Lamb costs £5.95 per/kg. The price per kilogram is reduced. A joint weighing 1.2kg is reduced by 50p.
Joe spent two-fifths of his money plus one-quarter of his money and was left with £1.75.
1/20 of his money is £0.25. Multiplying both by 20 gives
20/20 of his money is £5.00
1.25 kg is reduced by £0.5 and hence, dividing both numbers by 1.25,