A tennis racket at Sport City costs $180 and is discounted 15%. The same model racket costs $200 at Tennis World and is on sale for 20% off. Which store is offering the better deal?

1 Answer
Apr 10, 2018

Answer:

Sport City

Explanation:

At Sport City, the cost of the tennis racket would be:

#$180*0.85=$153# (I used 0.85 instead of 0.15 because 0.15 is finding the discount amount, not the actual amount after the discount. Got 0.85 by subtracting 0.15 from 1.)

At Tennis World, the cost of the tennis racket would be:

#$200*0.80=$160# (I used 0.80 instead of 0.20 because 0.20 is finding the discount amount, not the actual amount after the discount. Got 0.80 by subtracting 0.20 from 1.)

Sport City has the better deal because after the discount it is selling the racket for #$153#, while Tennis World is selling it for #$160#. Tennis World is selling it for #$7# more than Sport City.