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A volleyball that normally costs $25.50 is on sale for 15.30. What is the discount? What is the percent of the discount?

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  1. Hero
    • 4 years ago
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    In general the formula for percent discount is x - %x = y, where x = original price and y = discount price.

  2. Hero
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    pokemon will explain the rest

  3. pokemon23
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    LOL

  4. pokemon23
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    Basically Hero is right

  5. pokemon23
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    Hero can explain to you more precise

  6. Hero
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    Okay, so in this case, the original price is 25.50 and the sales price is 15.30. So substituting the proper values into the formula we get: 25.50 - %(25.50) = 15.30 Now doing a little algebra, we get: 25.50(1-%) = 15.30 1-% = 15.30/25.50 1-% = .6 1- .6 = % .4 = % 40 = %

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    Therefore, the percent discount is 40%

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