Question #39ef3

1 Answer
May 22, 2017

Answer:

The discount is #40%#

Explanation:

To find the rate, we need to set the equation to a fraction and find the decimal form. From there we'll find the percentage, and we will have our rate:

If the boots originally cost #$60# and now cost #$36#, then the discount (or rate) is equivalent to #$24#. That's the amount we're interested in.

A fraction is part over whole, or #24/60# or #0.4#. That translates to #40%#. So, the discount is #40%#

Just to check our work:

#60 xx 0.4 = 24#

#60-24=36#