A green shirt was originally priced at $54.89. If the discount is 60% off, what is the clearance price?
The clearance price for the shirt is $21.96
To solve this problem we must first find the discount and then subtract it from the normal price to obtain the clearance price.
The discount is 60% of $54.89.
"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 60% can be written as
When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".
Finally, lets call the discount we are looking for "d".
Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for
Now that we have the discount we can calculate the clearance price, let's call it