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Money-Off Coupons

In this worksheet, students work out which of the "money off" coupons represents the better value when purchasing an item.

'Money-Off Coupons' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Standard Units of Measure

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sometimes when we go shopping, we can use discount vouchers or coupons to save money.

Some coupons give a fixed amount of discount provided that you spend at least a certain minimum amount.

Some coupons give a percentage off.

 

Example

Jack buys a book for £22.40.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

Answer

£22.40 is more than £20, so he will get a £5 discount if he uses the orange £5 off coupon.

 

25% is the same as a quarter.

2240 ÷ 4 = 560

So he will get a £5.60 discount if he uses the blue 25% off coupon.

 

The blue 25% coupon gives the better discount.

Jack buys a book for £24.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

Orange £5 off

Blue 25% off

Both the same

Jack buys a book for £24.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

Orange £5 off

Blue 20% off

Both the same

Jill buys a book for £20.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

Orange £5 off

Blue 25% off

Both the same

Jill goes shopping and spends £52.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

Orange £5 off

Blue 10% off

Both the same

Ann goes shopping and spends £48.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

Orange £5 off

Blue 10% off

Both the same

Ann goes shopping and spends £48.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

Orange £10 off

Blue 10% off

Both the same

Ahmed goes shopping and spends £98.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

Orange £10 off

Blue 10% off

Both the same

William goes shopping and spends exactly £50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

Orange £10 off

Blue 20% off

Both the same

Kate goes shopping and spends exactly £100.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

Orange £10 off

Blue 20% off

Both the same

Fatima goes shopping and spends exactly £52.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

Orange £10 off

Blue 25% off

Both the same

  • Question 1

Jack buys a book for £24.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Blue 25% off
EDDIE SAYS
£5 off £24 = £19
25% of 24 = 6, so 25% off £24 = £18
this means that the blue coupon provides a better discount
  • Question 2

Jack buys a book for £24.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Orange £5 off
EDDIE SAYS
£5 off £24 = £19
20% of 24 = 4.8, so 20% off £24 = £19.20
this means that the orange coupon provides a better discount
  • Question 3

Jill buys a book for £20.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Both the same
EDDIE SAYS
£5 off £20 = £15
25% of 20 = 5, so 25% off £20 = £15
this means that both coupons provide the same discount
  • Question 4

Jill goes shopping and spends £52.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Blue 10% off
EDDIE SAYS
£5 off £52 = £47
10% of 52 = 5.2, so 25% off £52 = £46.80
this means that the blue coupon provides a better discount
  • Question 5

Ann goes shopping and spends £48.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the better discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Orange £5 off
EDDIE SAYS
£5 off £48.50 = £43.50
10% of 48.5 = 4.85, so 10% off £48.50 = £43.65
this means that the orange coupon provides a better discount
  • Question 6

Ann goes shopping and spends £48.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Blue 10% off
EDDIE SAYS
£10 off £48.50 = £38.50. However, the coupon says that the minimum spend is £50.
10% of 48.5 = 4.85, so 10% off £48.50 = £43.65
this means that the blue coupon provides a better discount, because she is unable to use the orange one.
  • Question 7

Ahmed goes shopping and spends £98.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Orange £10 off
EDDIE SAYS
£10 off £98.50 = £88.50
10% of 98.5 = 9.85, so 10% off £98.50 = £88.65
this means that the orange coupon provides a better discount
  • Question 8

William goes shopping and spends exactly £50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for him to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Both the same
EDDIE SAYS
£10 off £50 = £40
20% of 50 = 10, so 10% off £50 = £40
this means that both coupons provide the same discount
  • Question 9

Kate goes shopping and spends exactly £100.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Blue 20% off
EDDIE SAYS
£10 off £100 = £90
20% of 100 = 20, so 20% off £100 = £80
this means that the blue coupon provides a better discount
  • Question 10

Fatima goes shopping and spends exactly £52.50.

Which of these two coupons would be better for her to use to get the most discount.

 

          

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Blue 25% off
EDDIE SAYS
£10 off £52.50 = £42.50
10% of 58.5 = 5.25, so 10% off £52.50 = £47.25
this means that the orange coupon provides a better discount
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