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11 Jan 2018, 23:10
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Mia purchased a shirt originally priced at $45 at an outlet store for$27. If Melanie bought the same shirt from an online retailer for two–ninths less than the price Mia paid, then by approximately what percent did the online retailer discount the price of the shirt from its original price?

A. 13%
B. 27%
C. 47%
D. 53%
E. 64%

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13 Jan 2018, 23:02
IMO D

Melanine bought it for 2/9 th less of Mia's price (27$) => 2/9 * 27 = 6 So Melanine bought shirt for 27 - 6 = 21$

Discount = [(45 - 21) / 45 ]* 100 = [24 / 45] * 100 = 53%
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Re: Mia purchased a shirt originally priced at $45 at an outlet store for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Jan 2018, 00:22 Bunuel wrote: Mia purchased a shirt originally priced at$45 at an outlet store for $27. If Melanie bought the same shirt from an online retailer for two–ninths less than the price Mia paid, then by approximately what percent did the online retailer discount the price of the shirt from its original price? A. 13% B. 27% C. 47% D. 53% E. 64% Original Price = 45 Mia purchased it at = 27 Online Price = 21 Discount offered by Online store is $$\frac{( 45 - 21 )}{45}*100$$ =53 % answer will be (D) _________________ Thanks and Regards Abhishek.... PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only ) Re: Mia purchased a shirt originally priced at$45 at an outlet store for   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2018, 00:22
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