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 Question from tom, a student: a TV can be purchased for $278 normally is$328. what is the percent of the present cost of this TV will you be saving?

Hi Tom,

To my this is a very unnatural question.

The saving is $\$328 - \$278 = \$50.\$50$ as a percentage of $\$328$is$\large \frac{50}{328} \normalsize \times 100 = 15.2\%.$So I would say that the price is marked down by$15\%.$The question asks for you to calculate the$\$50$ as a percentage of $\$278.\$

Penny

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