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− | The <math>\$ 90</math> | + | The <math>\$ 90</math> at store <math>A</math> is <math>\$ 15</math> greater than the additional <math>25\%-15\% = 10\%</math> off at store <math>B</math>. |
Thus the <math>10\%</math> off is equal to <math>\$ 90</math> <math>-</math> <math>\$ 15</math> <math>=</math> <math>\$ 75</math>, and therefore the sticker price is <math>\$ 750</math>. | Thus the <math>10\%</math> off is equal to <math>\$ 90</math> <math>-</math> <math>\$ 15</math> <math>=</math> <math>\$ 75</math>, and therefore the sticker price is <math>\$ 750</math>. |
Latest revision as of 19:53, 4 June 2021
- The following problem is from both the 2008 AMC 12A #6 and 2008 AMC 10A #8, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Heather compares the price of a new computer at two different stores. Store offers off the sticker price followed by a rebate, and store offers off the same sticker price with no rebate. Heather saves by buying the computer at store instead of store . What is the sticker price of the computer, in dollars?
Solution
Solution 1
Let the sticker price be .
The price of the computer is at store and at store .
Heather saves at store , so .
Solving, we find , and thus the answer is .
Solution 2
The at store is greater than the additional off at store .
Thus the off is equal to , and therefore the sticker price is .
See Also
2008 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 5 |
Followed by Problem 7 |
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 AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
2008 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 7 |
Followed by Problem 9 | |
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 AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
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