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# The list price of a commodity is the price after a 20% discount on the

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The list price of a commodity is the price after a 20% discount on the retail price. The festival discount price on the commodity is the price after a 30% discount on the list price. Customers purchase commodities from stores at a festival discount price. What is the effective discount offered by the stores on the commodity on its retail price?

(A) 20%
(B) 30%
(C) 44%
(D) 50%
(E) 56%

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11 Apr 2019, 00:49
Bunuel wrote:
The list price of a commodity is the price after a 20% discount on the retail price. The festival discount price on the commodity is the price after a 30% discount on the list price. Customers purchase commodities from stores at a festival discount price. What is the effective discount offered by the stores on the commodity on its retail price?

(A) 20%
(B) 30%
(C) 44%
(D) 50%
(E) 56%

Let assume the value of retail price = 100

then list price = 80 (after 20% discount on retail price)

price after festival discount applied = 56 ( after 30% discount on list price)

Total discount = 100 - 56 = 44%

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11 Apr 2019, 00:55
The list price of a commodity is the price after a 20% discount on the retail price. The festival discount price on the commodity is the price after a 30% discount on the list price. Customers purchase commodities from stores at a festival discount price. What is the effective discount offered by the stores on the commodity on its retail price?

(A) 20%
(B) 30%
(C) 44%
(D) 50%
(E) 56%

Retail price = 100
list price = 0.8*100 = 80
Festive discount price = 0.7*(80) = 56

Discount = 100-56 = 44
implies 44%

Option 'C' is correct
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