A store charges $49 for a pair of pants. This price is 40% more than the amount it costs the store to buy the pants. After a sale, any employee is allowed to purchase any remaining pairs of pants at 30% off the store's cost. How much would it cost an employee to purchase the pants after the sale?
A.) $10.50 B.) $12.50 C.) $13.72 D.) $24.50 E.) $35.00
$49 is 40% more than the amount it costs the store to buy the pants.
$49 is 140% of the stores price. The formula a = pb can be used to solve any percent problem. a is the "part" p is the percent {as a decimal} b is the "whole" Find what number 49 is 140% of. 49 = 1.4b {substituted into percent formula} b = 35 {divided each side by 1.4} The store's price for the pants is $35. Any employee is allowed to purchase any remaining pairs at 30% off the store's cost. Find 30% of $35 a = 0.3(35) {substituted into percent formula} a = 10.5 {multiplied} Any employee gets $10.5 off the store's price. Employee price = $35  $10.5 = $24.5 {subtracted} D.) $24.50 Ask Algebra House Comments are closed.

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