A set of golf clubs that originally sell for $600 are on sale for 40% of the regular price. What is the new price?

1 Answer
Nov 24, 2016

Answer:

The new price is #$240#.

Explanation:

The problem, rewritten is what is 40% of $600.

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 40% can be written as #40/100#.

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

Finally, lets call the number we are looking for, the new price, "n".

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

#n = 40/100 xx $600#

#n = ($24000)/100#

#n = $240#