# 1)\$15.95 book, 30% off2)\$30.95 jeans, 20% offthere are 2 questions.please help me find the sale price for each of the following itmes

aoibhinn | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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Simply multiply the price by the remaining percentage to be paid.  For eample, 15.95 x 70% pr 15.95 x .70 = 11.165.

You would be paying for 80% of the full price in question two, so 30.95 x .8 = 24.76

dracomath | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

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"off" means that the original price is decreased by that percentage.

1. \$15.95-\$15.95(.3) =  \$11.17

2.\$30.95-\$30.95(.2) = \$24.76

Those are are always estimated to the nearest cents.

atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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1)\$15.95 book, 30% off

15.95 x .3 = \$4.78

15.95 - 4.78 = \$11.17

2)\$30.95 jeans, 20% off

30.95 x .2 = \$6.19

30.95 - 6.19 = \$24.76

revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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1)The original price is 100% and there is a discount of 30% so the discounted price is 70%

sale price= 70% of 15.95= \$11.165

2) sale price of jeans = (100-20)% of \$30.95= \$24.76

whitneyj3 | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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15.95 multiplied by .3 = 4.785 (which rounds to 4.79)

Now subtract that from the original number= 15.95-4.79=\$11.16

30.95 multiplied by .2= \$6.19

Now subtract that from our original price to get the discounted price = \$30.95 - \$6.19= \$24.76

shellybell | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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If the question is just to find the sale price after the percentage has been taken off then remember that there are 2 steps to this process first you have to figure out what is the percentage of the original price then subract that from the original price to get the sale price.

I will complete 1 as an example then you should know how to do the second one on your own.

Original price = \$15.95
percentage to subtract=30% (30% same as .30)

\$15.95 X .30 = 4.79

\$15.95 - \$4.79 = sale price

sale price = \$11.17