The price of a video game is $30.26. If you purchase the video game for $35.60 with a coupon, what percent of the original price did you pay for the game?
You can easily solve such type of questions by replacing English words with their algebraic equivalents to create the equation. For e.g.:
- what can be replaced by any variable; let's take 'w'
- percent can be replaced by
#% OR 1/100 OR#x #10^-2#
- of can be replace by multiplication sign i.e. x
- helping (auxiliary) verbs such as is/am/are, was/were, will, do/does, did, has/have/had etc. can be replaced with equals to sign i.e.
So, the equation will become: