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Problem one was solved by 70% of the pupils. Problem 2 was solved by 60% of them. Every pupil solved at least one of the problems. Nine pupils solved both problems. How many pupils took the exam?

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Matching Fractions Decimals Percentages

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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A 30cm x 40cm page of a book includes a 2cm margin on each side, as shown. What percentage of the page is occupied by the margins?

Page margin

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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