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A Change in Code

Age 14 to 16
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All numbers in the first column have been increased by the same percentage, to give the results shown in the second column.

But the results have been disguised - their digits are replaced by letters.

A given letter stands for the same numeral every time it appears in that column, so for example, whatever the C stands for, it stands for that numeral every time the C appears.

Can you work out the percentage increase?

 
a change in code (first)
 

Notice that all the numbers in the first column are multiples of 5, and all the numbers in the second column are whole numbers. 

Notice that when 80 is increased by the secret percentage, the result is a two-digit number.
 


What about this next set?

It's a new coding - the letters now stand for different numerals.

What percentage have the numbers in the first column been increased by this time?


Notice that all the numbers in the second column are multiples of 5. 

Notice that when the numbers in the first column are increased by the secret percentage, the result is almost always a two-digit number.
 


Can you work out the percentage increase here?

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