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A trader is interested to buy some $8 pens from a wholeseller.A wholeseller gave 15% discount on the list price and deducted a total of $168 from the invoice .How many pens did he buy?
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x=total invoice price without discount
3/20(x)=168
x=1120$
1120/8=140 pens
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2003, 06:30
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15% discount on list price for every pen, so 15% discount on $8 = $1.2

NumberOfPens = TotalDiscount / DiscountPerPen
NumberOfPens = 168 / 1.2 = 140
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