You are offered an item for $17.85. If the seller states he normally sells the same item for $19.95, what percent discount is he offering you?

1 Answer
May 25, 2018

9.5 percent discount


We will subtract the 2 numbers first to see the result. That is 19.95-17.85=2.1. Then we are going to divide 19.95 with 2.1 #19.95/2.1=9.5#. And this is the percent of the discount we were given.To make sure we are right we can multiple 9.5 with 2.1 #9.5*2.1=19.95#.