if a store offers 3 for the price of 2. What is the implied discount?
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how far did you get?
i'm really bad a doing percentage's. i have no idea where to start @jim_thompson5910
let's say each item is $20
how much would it cost to buy 2 items? 3 items?
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for 2 it would be $40 and for 3 it would be $60.
how much do you save if you buy 3 items but you pay the price as if it were 2 items
i would save $20. is it 20%?
you do save $20 but it's not 20%
it's only 20% IF the total price for the three items was $100
you save $20. This is the discount
divide the discount by the original price to get 20/60 = 1/3 = 0.3333... = 33.33%
the discount as a fixed number is $20
the discount as a percentage (of the original price) is roughly 33%
the idea is that you take 33% of the original price ($60) and subtract that off the original price
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