# Math - Percent Discount

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a television that normally sells for \$495 is on sale at a 30% discount. what is the sale price of the television?

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 May 09, 2011 Percent Discount by: Staff The question: by l (e) a television that normally sells for \$495 is on sale at a 30% discount. what is the sale price of the television? The answer: To determine the sale price, subtract the dollar amount of the discount from the normal price. Sale Price = Normal Price - Discount Sale Price = \$495 – Discount To determine the dollar amount of the discount, multiply the Normal Price by 30%. Discount = (Normal Price)*30% Discount = (\$495)*30% BEFORE completing the MULTIPLICATION, the 30% must be changed into its DECIMAL form OR the 30% must be changed into a FRACTION. ------------------------------------------------------- Changing the 30% to a fraction: 30% = 30/100 = 3/10 30% in fraction form = 3/10 Changing the 30% to a decimal form: 30% = 30/100 = 3/10 = 3 ÷ 10 = 0.3 30% in decimal form = 0.3 ------------------------------------------------------- Discount = (\$495)*30% = (\$495)*0.3 = \$148.50 Final Calculation: Sale Price = Normal Price - Discount Sale Price = \$495 - \$148.50 Sale Price = \$346.50 The final answer is: Sale Price = \$346.50 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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