# How would you minus 20% off of 60.00 dollars?

Feb 26, 2016

Jun 21, 2017

#### Answer:

Think of $60.00 - 20% as 80% xx 60.00 so there is only one step. 80% xx 60.00 =$48.00

#### Explanation:

if you need to find the price of purchase that is advertised as 20% off, you can reduce the suggested multiplication/subtract method a single step for a better chance of being correct.

If the item is 20% off, it also means you will be paying 80% to buy it. You also know the final price will be a little bit less than the original $60.00 Then you can multiply $8 \times 6 = 48$and without a calculator arrive at the selling price of $48.00, which is a bit less than the \$60.00.