# Calculating discounts? Please do not change my question and information Two stores in a mall are having promotions. The first, Annie's Attic, is offering $15 off any purchase.The other, Betty's...

Calculating discounts? Please do not change my question and information

The other, Betty's Breakables, is offering 25% off any purchase. Each store offers an antique music box at a (non-discounted) price of $80, and a faux ming vase for $40.

The promotional price of an antique music box at Annie's Attic is _______

and the promotional price of an antique music box at betty's breakables is ___________

Therefore, if you are in the market for an antique music box, you should buy it at__________

a) annie's attic

b) betty's breakables

The promotional price of a faux ming vase at Annie's attic is _______________

and the promotional price of a faux at ming vase at betty's breakables is_____________

therefore, if you are in the market for a faux ming vase, you should buy it at ________

a) annie's attic

b) betty's breakables

If the promotional price of a crystal candlestick is the same at the two stores, that means the non-discounted price of the candlestick must be________________?

Hint: there is only one price at which the discount will be the same in both stores

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**Music Box**

Annie's Attic $80 - $15 = $65

Betty's $80(1.00 - 0.25) = $60

Buy it at Betty's

**Ming Vase**

Annie's $40 - $15 = $25

Betty's $40(1.00 - 0.25) = $30

Buy it at Annie's

**Same Discounted Price**

P - 15 = P(1.00 - 0.25)

P - 15 = 0.75P

-P = -P

-15 = -0.25P

/-0.25 = /-0.25

60 = P

So, if the original price of the candlestick is $60, you could purchase the item for the same discounted price at either store.

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Annie's $60 - $15 - $45

Betty's $60(1.00 - 0.25) = $45

Two stores in a mall are having promotions. The first, Annie's Attic, is offering $15 off any purchase.

The other, Betty's Breakables, is offering 25% off any purchase. Each store offers an antique music box at a (non-discounted) price of $80, and a faux ming vase for $40.

The promotional price of an antique music box at Annie's Attic is $65

and the promotional price of an antique music box at betty's breakables is $60

Therefore, if you are in the market for an antique music box, you should buy it at Betty's Breakables

a) annie's attic

b) betty's breakables

The promotional price of a faux ming vase at Annie's attic is $25

and the promotional price of a faux at ming vase at betty's breakables is $30

therefore, if you are in the market for a faux ming vase, you should buy it at Annie's Attic

a) annie's attic

b) betty's breakables

If the promotional price of a crystal candlestick is the same at the two stores, that means the non-discounted price of the candlestick must be $60

Hint: there is only one price at which the discount will be the same in both stores