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# Today, all the items in the card store are 30% discounted.

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20 Feb 2006, 23:58
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Today, all the items in the card store are 30% discounted. Currently, the christmas cards are 20% discounted. Based on this 20% discounted price, how much is dicounted today?

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21 Feb 2006, 00:01
Original cost = x
After 20% discount = 0.8x
Now 30% discount = 0.7(0.8x) = 0.56x

Amt discounted = x-0.56x = x(1-0.56)

% discounted today = x(1-0.56)/x * 100% = 44%

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21 Feb 2006, 05:02
I plugged in values.
suppose say the card costs \$100 , usual discount in the card is 30% , which makes the card \$70
today a special discount 20% 70/100*20=14 ,
thus price of card today =56

therefore total discount is 100-56 = 44%
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23 Feb 2006, 01:40
the oa i have is 12.5

does this make any sense?

ie. actual price =100
after 20% discount, price wil be 80. If the item is 30% discount, price will be 70.

based on 80 % discount the percentage of discount today will be 80-70/80=12.5

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23 Feb 2006, 01:43
This is a very ambiguous question? Whats the source???
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