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# Stolen Pension

##### Age 14 to 16 ShortChallenge Level

A thief stole $\frac6{11}$ of a pensioner's money and spent $\frac6{11}$ of the money stolen. The thief was then caught, and the remaining money was returned to the pensioner.

The remaining money was £425 less than the amount the pensioner had after being robbed. How many pounds did the pensioner have before the theft?

This problem is adapted from the World Mathematics Championships
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