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− | A jacket and a shirt originally sold for < | + | A jacket and a shirt originally sold for <math></math>80<math> and <dollar/>40, respectively. During a sale Chris bought the <dollar/>80 jacket at a </math>40\%<math> discount and the <dollar/>40 shirt at a </math>55\%<math> discount. The total amount saved was what percent of the total of the original prices? |
− | <math>\text{(A)}\ 45\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 47\dfrac{1}{2}\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 50\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 79\dfrac{1}{6}\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ 95\% | + | </math>\text{(A)}\ 45\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 47\dfrac{1}{2}\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 50\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 79\dfrac{1}{6}\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ 95\%$. |
==Solution== | ==Solution== |
Revision as of 20:26, 5 April 2016
Problem
A jacket and a shirt originally sold for $$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)8040\%55\%\text{(A)}\ 45\% \qquad \text{(B)}\ 47\dfrac{1}{2}\% \qquad \text{(C)}\ 50\% \qquad \text{(D)}\ 79\dfrac{1}{6}\% \qquad \text{(E)}\ 95\%$.
Solution
Chris would have spent dollars if there were no sale.
The sale means that he saved dollars.
He saved off the total of the original prices, and the answer is .
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