Daily Puzzle - Wednesday - 22 May
[Ref: ZZJG] © Kevin Stone
Last weekend I was given my pocket money, which is meant to last me all week.
On Monday, I spent a quarter of my money on clothes.
On Tuesday, I spent one third of my remaining money on a CD.
On Wednesday I spent half of my remaining money on sweets.
Finally on Thursday I spent my last £1.25 on a comic.
How much pocket money did I receive?
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Hint: It might be easier to work backwards.
On Thursday I had £1.25.
On Wednesday I had £1.25 x (1 ÷ one half) = £2.50.
On Tuesday I had £2.50 x (1 ÷ two thirds) = £3.75.
On Monday I had £3.75 x (1 ÷ three quarters) = £5.00.