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1. Mr Leonard wants to top-up his central heating oil tank.
The oil tank can take up to 1200 litres of oil.
There are already 450 litres of oil in the tank.

The price of oil is 81.5p per litre.
As a loyal customer, Mr Leonard gets a 7.5% discount on the price of the oil.

How much discount does Mr Leonard get on this purchase?

I DONT WANT THE ANSWER I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF QUESTION IS IT
2. (Original post by FaizanLOL)
Mr Leonard wants to top-up his central heating oil tank.
The oil tank can take up to 1200 litres of oil.
There are already 450 litres of oil in the tank.

The price of oil is 81.5p per litre.
As a loyal customer, Mr Leonard gets a 7.5% discount on the price of the oil.

How much discount does Mr Leonard get on this purchase?

I DONT WANT THE ANSWER I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF QUESTION IS IT
It is everyday maths word problem with a bit of % thrown in. It isn't hard you just have to understand from the words what to do.
3. (Original post by muttley79)
it is everyday maths word problem with a bit of % thrown in. It isn't hard you just have to understand from the words what to do.
i want to type question and find past paper so i can revise but what is really called in terms of gcse apsect
4. (Original post by FaizanLOL)
i want to type question and find past paper so i can revise but what is really called in terms of gcse apsect
It is a word problem - there is no specific topic here other than understanding what to do. The % bit is the only topic it relies on.
5. (Original post by FaizanLOL)
Mr Leonard wants to top-up his central heating oil tank.
The oil tank can take up to 1200 litres of oil.
There are already 450 litres of oil in the tank.

The price of oil is 81.5p per litre.
As a loyal customer, Mr Leonard gets a 7.5% discount on the price of the oil.

How much discount does Mr Leonard get on this purchase?

I DONT WANT THE ANSWER I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF QUESTION IS IT
Hi there
I've moved your thread to the Maths forum where hopefully you'll get more answers In future, it's best to select the subject from the list here and create a thread in there instead If you want to see where threads belong, check out this thread
6. It looks very similar to a questions that appear on the Paper 3 of the Edexcel Maths GCSE which is nicknamed the 'Problem Solving' paper. So you could try practicing the sample questions from the paper 3 on their website. These involve multiple processes and application of everyday concepts such as needed in this question.
7. (Original post by Lemur14)
Hi there
I've moved your thread to the Maths forum where hopefully you'll get more answers In future, it's best to select the subject from the list here and create a thread in there instead If you want to see where threads belong, check out this thread
Good old Lemur helping out shifting threads
8. Basic arithmetic, in the style of a real world example.

x = (1200-450)*81.5

Solve for x.

y = x*[(100-7.5)/100]

Solve for y.

Ans = £ x - y
9. (Original post by Y11_Maths)
Good old Lemur helping out shifting threads
Has to be done...unless someone has some magic way of making people put them in the right place in the first place? Would save me sooo much time
10. (Original post by Lemur14)
Has to be done...unless someone has some magic way of making people put them in the right place in the first place? Would save me sooo much time
Hahaha true true
11. (Original post by FaizanLOL)
Mr Leonard wants to top-up his central heating oil tank.
The oil tank can take up to 1200 litres of oil.
There are already 450 litres of oil in the tank.

The price of oil is 81.5p per litre.
As a loyal customer, Mr Leonard gets a 7.5% discount on the price of the oil.

How much discount does Mr Leonard get on this purchase?

I DONT WANT THE ANSWER I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF QUESTION IS IT
worded problems
12. (Original post by FaizanLOL)

I DONT WANT THE ANSWER I WANT TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF QUESTION IS IT
You could try looking through some of these and see if there's anything suitable https://corbettmaths.com/more/practice-questions/

In particular this one has a few word type questions involving % towards the end (lots of straightforward % calculations at the start) https://corbettmaths.files.wordpress...ulator-pdf.pdf

There are other wordy calculation type questions in the Multiplication one for example

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