Problems such as those in this activity help develop what students already know in preparation for writing equations and learning ways to solve for variables.
All CD Heaven stores were given the same number of a popular CD to sell for £24. In their two week sale each store reduces the price of the CD by 25% … How many CDs did the store sell at each price?
A mother wants to share a sum of money by giving each of her children in turn a lump sum plus a fraction of the remainder. How can she do this in order to share the money out equally?