A pair of jeans is on sale for 25% off the original price. Which expression represents the sale price? If the original price of the jeans is $40, evaluate the expression to find the sale price?
Remember that if there is a 25% discount, then the amount you are paying represents 75%. We know the original price (ie 100%)
There are several methods.
Simplest: Find 25% of the$40 and subtract to find the price to be paid.
Second method. Find 75% immediately
You can do any percentage question using the concept of direct proportion.