1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Q1. A shop's normal price for a camera is $175. If prices are temporarily reduced by 7.5%, what is the new price of the camera? Q2. In a sale, a shop reduces its prices by the amount of the VAT on each item. If VAT is 17.5%, what is the percentage price reduction? (Hint: The answer is not 17.5%) 2. The attempt at a solution Q1. 7.5+100 /100 = 1.075 $175 /1.075 = $162.79 Q2. I assume item x = $100 VAT = 17.5% of $100 = $17.5 on that item To find price before VAT = 100+17.5 /100= 1.175 100 /1.175= $85.11 100-85.11 = $14.89 I don't know how to find the "percentage price reduction". The reduction in absolute terms seems to be $14.89 on a $100 item. And I know Q1 is wrong too. I don't know how to solve questions that are worded in english like this. Please help.