The day after Valentine's Day , decorations are marked 65% off. If you want to find the cost of a decoration that originally cost $30 , how would you find the sales price?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

The price has been reduced by $19.50, so the sale price is $10.50.

Explanation:

There are 2 methods:

- Find 65% of #$30# and then subtract it.

#65/100 xx 30= 19.50" "larr# this is the reduction in price

Sale price = #$30-$19.50 = $10.50#

  • subtract 65% from 100%. Find 35% of #$30#

#100%-65% = 35%" "larr# this is what has to be paid

#35/100 xx $30 = $10.50#