Bunuel wrote:
Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems.
Mike, Sarah and David decided to club together to buy a present. Each of them gave equal amount of money. Luckily Sarah negotiated a 20% discount for the present so that each of them paid 4 dollars less. How much did they pay for a present?
A. 20
B. 36
C. 48
D. 60
E. 72
Kudos for a correct solution.Note: each of them saved 4 dollar.
Total discount = 4*3 = 12.
Discount is basically a portion of your selling price that u don't need to pay. Let say selling price was 100 and after discount the price became 80. so, 20 was part of 100. 80% selling price was charged.
12 is 20% of sp.
20% represent 12
1% represents 12 /20
80% represents (12 /20)*80 = 48
The best answer is C.