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A refrigerator sells for $950 but I bought it for $760. What percent was deducted from...

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joechelle | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2008 at 10:53 PM via web

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A refrigerator sells for $950 but I bought it for $760. What percent was deducted from the original price?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 19, 2008 at 11:42 PM (Answer #1)

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The first thing you must do is subtract $760 from $950. The result should be $190. Then you divide 190.00 by 950.00 and you will get .2 as your answer. This means that the discount for the refridgerator was 20%.

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 1, 2008 at 7:08 AM (Answer #2)

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Agree. I also like to create equations for this type of questions.

original price - the deducted percent = discounted price

950 - x (950) = 760

950 - 760 = 950 x

190 = 950 x

x = 0.2 = 20/100 = 20%

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dracomath | Student , Grade 11 | Honors

Posted December 28, 2008 at 1:17 AM (Answer #3)

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(950-760)/950=x/100

190/950=x/100

950x=19000

x=20%

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 17, 2010 at 6:38 PM (Answer #4)

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The selling price is 950 dollars, but I bought it for 760 dollars, so the difference in pricing is 950-760= 190 dollars.

Lastlu, divide 190/950 * 100% = 20% deducted from original price.

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atyourservice | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted March 16, 2014 at 12:18 AM (Answer #5)

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$950 but I bought it for $760

`(760)/(950) = x/(100) `

cross multiply

`760xx100=76000 `

`950xxx=950x`

`76000=950x`

`(76000)/(950)=(950x)/(950)`

x=80

760 is 80% of 950 so 20% was deducted from the price

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