# 1986 AJHSME Problems/Problem 15

## Problem

Sale prices at the Ajax Outlet Store are $50\%$ below original prices. On Saturdays an additional discount of $20\%$ off the sale price is given. What is the Saturday price of a coat whose original price is $\textdollar 180$? $\text{(A)}$ $\textdollar 54$ $\text{(B)}$ $\textdollar 72$ $\text{(C)}$ $\textdollar 90$ $\text{(D)}$ $\textdollar 108$ $\text{(D)}$ $\textdollar 110$

## Solution

First we need to do the first discount, which, at Ajax Outlet Store, would be there any day of the week. \begin{align*} 180 \times 50\% &= 180 \times \frac{1}{2} \\ &= 90 \\ \end{align*}

If we discount $20\%$, then $80 \%$ will be left, so after the second discount, we get \begin{align*} 90 \times 80\% &= 90 \times \frac{8}{10} \\ &= 9 \times 8 \\ &= 72 \\ \end{align*} $\boxed{\text{B}}$

## See Also

 1986 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 14 Followed byProblem 16 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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