Often stores have sales and they give discounts off merchandise. Some stores even have store-wide discounts, like 15% off everything. Everyone likes a good sale!
The local clothing store needs to make room for their summer stock so they put all their spring stock on sale for 25% off. What is the discount on a pair of pants that cost $89?
Step 1: Convert 25% to a decimal = .25
The discount is $22.25 and the sale price is $89.00 - $22.25 = $66.765.
A pass at a water park is $58. Halfway through the season, the pass is discounted by 20%. What will be the discounted price?
Step 1: Convert 20% to a decimal = .20
The discount is $22.25 and the sale price is $58.00 - $11.60 = $46.40.