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Deducting Motorcycles

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#1869
Fun:*** (2.38)
Difficulty:** (1.73)
Category:Math
Submitted By:missie***
Corrected By:tsimkin

 

 

 



Two years ago, a man was offered a motorcycle for $1024, but he declined to buy it. A year later, he was offered the same motorcycle for $640, but again decided not to buy it. A little while after that, he was again offered the motorcycle, this time at $400. Again, he refused to buy it. Last week, he turned the motorcycle down even though the price had now fallen to $250. If the owner offers it for sale yet again, and he makes a consistent reduction, how much will it be for sale for the next time?

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$156.25. Because each price was always 5/8 of the previous price.
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