Solve Problems on Percentage Increase
Find the Price(Original or Final) When the Percentage Change is Known.
(1.) A store is having a sale where all shoes are discounted by 20%. Diego has a coupon for $3 off of the regular price for one pair of shoes. The store first applies the coupon and then takes 20% off of the reduced price. If Diego pays $18.40 for a pair of shoes, what was their original price before the sale and without the coupon?
(2.) Before the sale, the store had 100 pairs of flip flops in stock. After selling some, they notice that of the flip flops they have left are blue. If the store has 39 pairs of blue flip flops, how many pairs of flip flops (any color) have they sold?
(3.) When the store had sold of the boots that were on display, they brought out another 34 pairs from the stock room. If that gave them 174 pairs of boots out, how many pairs were on display originally?
An item costs dollars and then a 20% discount is applied.
Complete each sentence with the word discount, deposit, or withdrawal.
Solve the equation you choose and explain what the solution means in the situation.