# Can someone please explain how to do this algebra word problem?

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A shoe store charges a retail price of $39 for a certain type of sneaker. This retail price is 30% more than the amount it costs the shoe store to buy one pair of these sneakers. At an end-of-the-year sale, sales associates can purchase any remaining sneakers at 20% off the shoe store’s cost. How much would it cost an employee to purchase a pair of sneakers of this type during the sale (excluding sales tax)?

A.$31.20

B.$25.00

C.$24.00

D.$21.84

E.$19.50

A shoe store charges a retail price of $39 for a certain type of sneaker. This retail price is 30% more than the amount it costs the shoe store to buy one pair of these sneakers. At an end-of-the-year sale, sales associates can purchase any remaining sneakers at 20% off the shoe store’s cost. How much would it cost an employee to purchase a pair of sneakers of this type during the sale (excluding sales tax)?

A.$31.20

B.$25.00

C.$24.00

D.$21.84

E.$19.50

##### 1 Answer

Jun 24, 2018

D

#### Explanation:

First step is to get the amount they bought the shoe;

Then