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

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hala718 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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%

Hope that helps

ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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%.

dracomath | Student

(950-760)/950=x/100

190/950=x/100

950x=19000

x=20%

sid-sarfraz | Student

Actual price = 950

Selling price = 760

Discount in percent form = ?

SOLUTION:-

Discounted price = Actual price - Selling price

Discounted price = 950 - 760

Discounted price = 190$

Now for discount in percent,

(Discounted price / Actual price) x 100

190 / 950 x 100 = 20

So the discount you got is 20%...

Hence solved...

nisarg | Student

`760/950=x/100`

`76000=950x`

``x=80%

so you paid 80% so the discount is 20%

Wiggin42 | Student

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

We need to find how much deducted first: 

950 - 760 = 190

Then we need to find out what percent of 950 is 190. Doing the following math and solving for x gives us 20.  

`x/100 xx 950 = 190`

`x = (190/950)xx100`

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atyourservice | Student

$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

revolution | Student

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.