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Paying the Bill

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Gill is 18 this year. She and I went to a restaurant for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The bill for lunch for the two of us came to £25.50. Gill paid the bill by credit card and I left a £2.50 tip in cash. We agreed to split the total cost equally. How much did I owe Gill?

 

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

 

 

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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