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A store sells a six-pack of soda for $2.70. If this represents a savings of 10 percent of the individual price of cans of soda, then what is the price of a single can of soda?

(A) $ 0.35
(B) $ 0.40
(C) $ 0.45
(D) $ 0.50
(E) $ 0.55


Cost of 6 sodas = 2.70
Cost of 1 soda, when bought in pack = 2.70/6 = 0.45
Let the actual cost of soda = x
0.45 = 90/100x

Why you took 0.45 = 90/100x

Shouldn't it be 0.45 = 10/100x as 0.45 represents savings of 10%. Please clarify.

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Hi Arjun966, the question states that "this represents a savings of 10 percent". It doesn't say, it represents 10%.
Secondly, you figured out that the price after savings = 0.45, correct? Then how can the actual price be also 0.45?
I hope I was able to answer your question correctly.
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