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Calculating Discounts Unit 2
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A savvy shopper combines a 25% off coupon with the store's existing 25% off sale. Ignoring sales tax, how much of the base price should the shopper expect to pay?
56.25%
The music store is having a 15% off sale on all classical music cds. Lyell has a coupon for 20% off any classical music cd. How much will Lyell save on a classical music cd that has a price of $23.99?
$7.68
Discount
The amount deducted from the usual price is referred to as a discount.
Successive discounts
Successive discounts are when several discounts are taken one at a time from the usual price.
The book store is having a sale where all hardcover books are 20% off. Jamie also has a coupon for 15% off any fiction book. Jamie buys a hardcover fiction book that is priced $32.99. How much will Jamie save by buying the book on sale and using the coupon?
$10.56
Four different stores have the same watch on sale. The original price and discounts offered by each store are listed below. Rank the stores from the cheapest to most expensive sale price of the watch.
Store A: price $129.99 and discount of 25%
Store B: price $119.99 and discount of 15%
Store C: price $115.99 and successive discounts of 5% and 5%
Store D: price $109.99 and discount of 10%
A, D, B, C
An mp3 player is on sale for 30% off the regular price of $39.98. How much is the discount?
$11.99
A business advertises that everything in the store is an additional 10% off the already reduced prices. Marcus picks out 2 shirts that are on a 30% off rack. If the shirts are originally priced at $28.99 and $30.29 and there is 6% sales tax, how much does Marcus end up paying for them?
$39.59
Which store would you go to in order to get the best deal on your sneakers? Explain your reasoning.
Store A. Store A: 25% off on $80 is $20, so the sneakers would be $60. Take 10% of $60 to get $6 off. The sneakers at Store A would cost $60 - $6 = $54. Store B: 20% off on $80 is $16, so the sneakers would be $64. Take 15% of $64 to get $9.60 off. The sneakers at Store B would cost $64 - $9.60 = $54.40.
A clearance rack is marked as 60% off the regular price to be taken at the register. If a jacket on the clearance rack is marked $239.99, what will it ring up for at the register?
$96.00
Successive discounts of 20% and 10% are taken on an item priced at $16. Describe how to find the sale price of the item and give the sale price.
Find 20% of $16: (0.2)(16) = $3.20 Subtract $3.20 from $16: 16 - $3.20 = $12.80 Take 10% of $12.80: (0.1)(12.80) = $1.28 Subtract $1.28 from $12.80: $12.80 - $1.28 = $11.52
Wynona buys some new boots that are priced $85.79. She gets successive discounts of 10% followed by 5% off on the boots. The purchase price of Wynona's boots is _____ of the original price.
85.5%
Nezzie is shopping for items for her daycare because the store is having a sale where everything in the store is 10% off. Nezzie buys a playhouse for $100.29 and a music center for $59.99. She has a coupon for an additional 15% off on the playhouse. Before tax, Nezzie estimates that her total, after discounts, will be about $122. Determine if Nezzie has estimated correctly.
No. Nezzie has taken successive discounts on the total, but the coupon is just on the playhouse.
Taking successive discounts of 15% off and then 25% off is the same as taking a one time discount of 40%.
F
The stores below each have the same snowboard for an original price of $189.59. At which store can you get the snowboard for the lowest price?
Store A: Sale of 30% off and a successive discount of 10% off.
Store B: Sale of 20% off and a successive discount of 20% off.
Store C: Sale of 40% off.
You can get the lowest price at Store C.
Taking a discount of 50% off followed by a discount of 50% off results in a total discount of _____.
75%
An appliance store is having a liquidation where everything in the store is 70% off the regular price. What is the price of a dishwasher that is regularly $519.89?
$155.97
Which is a step in the process of calculating successive discounts of 8% and 10% on a $50 item?
Take 10% of $46
Ozzie has a coupon for 5% off any purchase in his favorite bakery. When Ozzie stops to buy some cookies, he discovers that all cookies are on sale for 15% off the regular price. The cookies are regularly $5.89 per dozen. If Ozzie uses his coupon and pays 7% sales tax, how much does he pay for two dozen cookies?
$10.18
Andrea is shopping for items for her pet sitting business because the store is having a sale where everything in the store is 5% off. Andrea buys a cat carrier for $39.99 and a cat tower for $19.99. She has a coupon for an additional 15% off on the cat tower. Before tax, Andrea estimates that her total, after discounts, will be about $54. Determine if Andrea has estimated correctly.
Yes. Andrea has estimated correctly.
A mini laptop computer is on sale for 40% off the regular price of $450. How much is the discount?
$180
In which of the following stores would you pay the least amount for an item that is priced $360?
Store A: Sale of 10% off and a successive discount of 10% off.
Store B: Sale of 15% with no additional discount.
Store C: Sale of $35 off and a successive discount of 10% off.
You can get the lowest price at Store A.
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