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Q: A 30 percent discount is taken from a computer that cost 500. What is the price of the computer?

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No, because successive discounts are taken on the discounted price after the first of the successive discounts. Therefore, 3 successive 5 % discounts will total to a smaller discount than one 15 % discount.

Discounted price was 360 (306/.85)Original price was 400 (360/.9)

Sale price/original price will give you a fraction. The fraction x100 gives you the percentage that the sale price is of the original price.100-(that percentage) gives the percent taken off.

Take the current price and add whatever the price that was subtracted off from the discount back to it and you will get the original price. If the current price of an item is $50 and had a 10% discount already taken off then dived 50 by 90% (50 / 0.9) which will give you $55.56 which is the original price before the discount. To check to make sure you did it correct take the original price, $55.56, and multiply it by 10% which will give you 55.56 * 0.1 = 5.56 and subtract that from the original; $55.56 - $5.56 = $50 which is the current price. If you have a calculator you can just enter $55.56 - 10% = $50 to check.

The discount must be calculated first to get the base price of the item, then the tax percentage would be taken into consideration, otherwise you would be charging additional tax on an item which should be discounted in the first place. If you were to calculate tax first then the discount price, your total would be incorrect.

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Percent of discount is the percentage of a whole price that is taken off as a discount.

original price minus 22% of the original price

No, because successive discounts are taken on the discounted price after the first of the successive discounts. Therefore, 3 successive 5 % discounts will total to a smaller discount than one 15 % discount.

$163.96 after a 15% discount is taken.

The amount after the discount is $51.20

Discount is -29.25 Total is 86.25

The amount after the discount is $433.80

Discounted price was 360 (306/.85)Original price was 400 (360/.9)

Sale price/original price will give you a fraction. The fraction x100 gives you the percentage that the sale price is of the original price.100-(that percentage) gives the percent taken off.

The noun 'discount' is a singular, common, abstract noun; a word for an amount taken off a regular price. Example; Season ticket holders get a discount on parking. The word 'discount' is also a verb: discount, discounts, discounting, discounted.

23.5% if the discounts are taken successively, 25 % if the discounts are taken at the same time. The latter is the less usual meaning of this question.

The original price is 250. After you mark it down 15%, the new price is 212.50 .

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