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 Two price reductions and a coupon 2015-09-16 From Suszanne:Mary purchased an item for 45% off the original price, plus an additional 20% off the sale price.She also had a \$5 off coupon, which the salesclerk applied after these two discounts. Mary's final purchase price for the item was \$50. She paid no sales tax, what was the original price of the item?Answered by Penny Nom. A price reduction and a discount 2008-09-11 From Rita:A store advertises that during its Labor Day sale \$15 will be deducted from every purchase over \$100. In addition, after the deduction is taken, the store offers an early-bird discount of 20% to any person who makes a purchase before 10 a.m. If Hakeem makes a purchase of x dollars, x > 100, at 8 a.m., what, in terms of x, is the cost of Hakeem's purchase? (1) 0.20x - 15 (3) 0.85x - 20 (2) 0.20x -3 (4) 0.80x - 12Answered by Penny Nom.

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