Hi Stardust Chris,

Since the question is essentially just about multiplication, you can do the various math "steps" in a variety of ways (depending on whichever method you find easiest).

We're told that the first discount is 10% to 30%, inclusive. We're told that the next discount is 20% off of the DISCOUNTED price....

We're told to MAXIMIZE the discount (thus, 30% off the original price and then 20% off of the discounted price). That "math" can be written in a number of different ways (fractions, decimals, etc.):

30% off = (1 - .3) = (1 - 30/100) = (.7) and the same can be done with the 20% additional discount...

The final price of an item that originally cost $260 would be.....

($260)(.7)(.8) =

($260)(.56)

Since .56 is a little more than 1/2, we're looking for an answer that's a little more than $130.... Since these answer choices are so "spread out", we don't really have to do the calculation...

Final Answer:

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