# 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.

$\frac{65}{100} \times 30 = 19.50 \text{ } \leftarrow$ 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