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Problem

Mary is about to pay for five items at the grocery store. The prices of the items are $$$7.99$,$$ $4.99$, $$$2.99$,$$ $1.99$, and $$$0.99$. Mary will pay with a twenty-dollar bill. Which of the following is closest to the percentage of the$$ $20.00$ that she will receive in change?

$\text {(A) } 5 \qquad \text {(B) } 10 \qquad \text {(C) } 15 \qquad \text {(D) } 20 \qquad \text {(E) } 25$

Solution

The total price of the items is $(8-.01)+(5-.01)+(3-.01)+(2-.01)+(1-.01)=19-.05=18.95$

$20-18.95=1.05$

$\frac{1.05}{20}=.0525 \Rightarrow \text{(A)}$