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Author:  devg [ Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:25 pm ] 
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I was looking at one of the Maths questions with my daughter. The question is Gretchen pays $29.99 for a DVD on her holiday. The exchange rate is Â£1=$1.90. How much was DVD in pounds? What is the best way to do this question in shortest possible time? Thanks for the help !! 
Author:  SunlampVexesEel [ Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:48 pm ] 
Post subject:  Re: Maths Question and speed 
devg wrote: I was looking at one of the Maths questions with my daughter. The question is
Gretchen pays $29.99 for a DVD on her holiday. The exchange rate is Â£1=$1.90. How much was DVD in pounds? What is the best way to do this question in shortest possible time? Thanks for the help !! Well for a starters the exchange rate is not realistic anymore and I though DVDs were cheaper in the US anyway... unless it is maybe a box set? Personally I would just go for long division... divide 299.9 by 19 but you could be at it for a while... it's not exact... does it say how close you need to get... number of DP? Â£15.78... Regards SVE 
Author:  devg [ Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:02 pm ] 
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Hi SVE, Thanks for the response. I agree that it is better to do it this way and not try dividing 2999 by 190. For CSSE Maths, I think it is apprxmt. 1 minute a question. Hence wanted to know, if there were faster ways of doing this. The question paper which we were looking at wanted the answer in 2 decimals. 
Author:  SunlampVexesEel [ Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:10 pm ] 
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devg wrote: Hi SVE,
Thanks for the response. I agree that it is better to do it this way and not try dividing 2999 by 190. For CSSE Maths, I think it is apprxmt. 1 minute a question. Hence wanted to know, if there were faster ways of doing this. The question paper which we were looking at wanted the answer in 2 decimals. maybe an estimate... 29.99 approx $30 1.9 approx 2 $/Â£ answer Â£15 But 2dp suggests it's got to be division... Regards SVE 
Author:  moved [ Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:08 pm ] 
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Which year is the question from? 
Author:  devg [ Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:43 pm ] 
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This was from one of the test papers which we downloaded from *** Advertising Censored *** Education web site 
Author:  moved [ Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:28 pm ] 
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I've never seen an Essex paper that requires long division. 
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