Math - Purchase Discount

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)

Mr. Gilbert wants to purchase a couch that costs \$324.99. He has a \$10 gift certificate, and the store is having a 15% -off sale on everything this coming Saturday. Mr. Gilbert has estimated that he will save about \$60 by purchasing the couch on Saturday. Check his estimate by calculating the exact amount that Mr. Gilbert will save. (The store first figures the sales discount from the total price and then subtracts the amount of the gift certificate.)

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 Dec 29, 2011 Purchase Discount by: Staff Question: by Emone Vinson (Houston, Tx) Mr. Gilbert wants to purchase a couch that costs \$324.99. He has a \$10 gift certificate, and the store is having a 15% -off sale on everything this coming Saturday. Mr. Gilbert has estimated that he will save about \$60 by purchasing the couch on Saturday. Check his estimate by calculating the exact amount that Mr. Gilbert will save. (The store first figures the sales discount from the total price and then subtracts the amount of the gift certificate.) Answer: Answer: Savings: Savings from 15% discount on original purchase price of \$324.99 15% * \$324.99 = 0.15 * 324.99 = \$48.75 Savings from \$10 gift certificate = \$10 Total saving if Mr. Gilbert purchases the couch on Saturday = (savings from 15% discount) + (savings from \$10 gift certificate) = \$48.75 + \$10 = \$58.75 The final answer is: The exact amount Mr. Gilbert will save is \$58.75. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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