# The price of an item yesterday was $120. Today, the price fell to$84. How do you find the percentage decrease?

Mar 29, 2017

(120-84)*100/120=30%

#### Explanation:

The discount (in terms of USD) is $120 - 84 = 36$

The discount rate Percent = 36*100/120=30%.

Just multiply discount price by 100 and divide by the original price.