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==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
Karl paid <math>5 \cdot 2.50 = \textdollar 12.50</math>. <math>20 \%</math> of this cost that he saved is <math>12.50 \cdot .2 = \boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ \textdollar 2.50}</math>. | Karl paid <math>5 \cdot 2.50 = \textdollar 12.50</math>. <math>20 \%</math> of this cost that he saved is <math>12.50 \cdot .2 = \boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ \textdollar 2.50}</math>. | ||
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+ | Each folder can also be <math> 5/2</math> dollars, and <math>20\%</math> can be shown as <math>(1/5)</math>. We can multiply <math>(5/2) \cdot (1/5) = (1/2)</math>. <math>(1/2)</math> is also <math>50</math> cents or the amount of money that is saved after the <math>20\%</math> discount. So each folder is <math>2.50-0.5 = \textdollar2</math>.Since Karl bought 5 folders all of the folders after the discount is <math>(5)(2) = 10</math>, and the money bought before the discount is <math>(5)(2.50) = \textdollar12.50</math>. To find the money Karl saves all we have to do is subtract <math>12.50 - 10 = 2.50</math>. Thus the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ \textdollar 2.50}</math>. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Problem
Karl bought five folders from Pay-A-Lot at a cost of each. Pay-A-Lot had a 20%-off sale the following day. How much could Karl have saved on the purchase by waiting a day?
Solution
Karl paid . of this cost that he saved is .
Solution 2
Each folder can also be dollars, and can be shown as . We can multiply . is also cents or the amount of money that is saved after the discount. So each folder is .Since Karl bought 5 folders all of the folders after the discount is , and the money bought before the discount is . To find the money Karl saves all we have to do is subtract . Thus the answer is .
See Also
2005 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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