Find the price if a discount of 20% is given the buyer on an article costing $27000.

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

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You need to note the new discouted prices as x and you need to find out first how much you will save on the article such that:

`20%*$27000 = (20/100)*$27000 = $5400`

Hence, the amount of the sale discount is of `$5400` .

You need to evaluate the cost of discounted article such that:

`x = $27000 - $5400 = $21 600`

Hence, evaluating the cost of the discounted article yields  `x = $21 600.`

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This question is a little ambiguous. You say the article is "costing" $27,000. Does this mean that is the price the buyer pays for it after receiving the 20% discount? If not, you should say: "Find the price if a 20% discount is given on an article originally priced at $27,000." The word "costing" could apply to what the article originally cost the seller or to what it cost the person who bought it. If the buyer paid $27,000 for it after receiving a 20% discount, then the original price would have been $33,750. Otherwise, $21,600 is correct as shown above.

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