Kiana is buying a jacket that is on sale at Old Navy. The original price of the jacket is $50 and it is on sale for 40% off the original price. How much did Kiana save?

1 Answer
Dec 6, 2016

Kiana saved $20.


What we are looking for is: what is 40% of $50?

"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 "n".

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

#n = 40/100 xx $50#

#n = $2000/100#

#n = $20#