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# If an item costs \$800 after a 20 percent discount, what was the amount

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If an item costs \$800 after a 20 percent discount, what was the amount of the discount?

A. \$200
B. \$160
C. \$120
D. \$80
E. \$20

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07 Jan 2019, 04:48
0.8x= 800;x = 1000, discount is 200

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07 Jan 2019, 04:53
Bunuel wrote:
If an item costs \$800 after a 20 percent discount, what was the amount of the discount?

A. \$200
B. \$160
C. \$120
D. \$80
E. \$20

x*.8=800
x=1000
amount of discount = 1000-800 = 200
IMO A
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