# Whale of a Sale

A sweater is marked at a regular price of \$50.00

Apply the 30% sale discount and the
then 20% early bird discount

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 Jun 02, 2011 Whale of a Sale - % Discounts by: Staff The question: A sweater is marked at a regular price of \$50.00 Apply the 30% sale discount and the then 20% early bird discount The answer: A sweater is marked at a regular price of \$50.00 Apply the 30% sale discount and the sale discount = 30% * \$50 Before multiplying these two numbers, the 30% must be converted to its decimal equivalent. To convert any percent to its decimal equivalent, divide the % by 100. 30%/100 = 0.30 sale discount = 0.30 * \$50 sale discount = \$15 discount then 20% early bird discount (the statement of the problem does not specify whether the 20% early bird discount is 20% of the regular price or 20% of the price after the sale discount. I assume the 20% early bird discount is 20% of the regular price) early bird discount = 20% * \$50 Before multiplying these two numbers, the 20% must be converted to its decimal equivalent. To convert any percent to its decimal equivalent, divide the % by 100. 20%/100 = 0.20 early bird discount = 0.20 * \$50 early bird discount = \$10 discount Final price: Final price = \$50 - sale discount - early bird discount Final price = \$50 - \$15 - \$10 Final price = \$25 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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