A bicycle goes on sale at 75% of its original price of $160. What is its sale price?

1 Answer
Jan 11, 2017

The sale price is $120


We can rewrite this as: What is 75% of $160?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 75% can be written as #75x/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Finally, lets call the sale price we are looking for "s".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #s# while keeping the equation balanced:

#s = 75/100 xx $160#

#s = ($12000)/100#

#s = $120#