Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 8.15 Percentage Word Problems - 2
Ria bought a dress with a price tag of $24. She paid only $6. What percent discount did she get?
The actual discount she received = $24 - $6 = $18
This discount was on the regular price of $24.
Therefore, percent discount = (18/24) x 100 = 75%
John paid $9 for a book after a discount of 75%. What was the original price?
He paid $9 for the book after 75% discount. That means he paid 25% of the original price.
If 25% is $9, how much is 100%?
Therefore, Original Price = (100/25) x 9 = $36
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