Arithmetic awry in survey

17th November 2000 at 00:00
MORE than one in five people are unable to do simple mental arithmetic problems such as working out change from a pound;5 note, a survey out this week showed. It also revealed that half were unable tocalculate two hours of overtime pay, or the interest on a simple loan. People aged over 55 made more mistakes than those in their twenties and women miscalculated more often than men.

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