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

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

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}

$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"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**