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 Question from Deanna, a parent: if I purchase an item for $450.00 but get a discount 15% of my item what would then be my total We have two responses for you Deanna, I only get a discount of 12% of the cost of the item. 12% of$450.00 is

12/100 × $450.00 = 0.12 ×$450.00 = $54.00 hence my cost would be$450.00 - $54.00 =$396.00

Penny

Hi Deanna.

If I get a 15% discount, I have to pay 85% of the sticker price. That's because the percentages have to add up to 100%.

So what is 85% of $450? It is 0.85 x$450.

Cheers,
Stephen.

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