How Do You Figure Out How Much Something is Marked Down?

How Do You Figure Out How Much Something is Marked Down?

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Going shopping? Is something you want on sale? Trying to figure out the sale price of that item? Follow along with this word problem and you'll see how to calculate that price!

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Background Tutorials

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Sales tax, tips at restaurants, grades on tests... no matter what you do, you can't run away from percents. So watch this tutorial and see once and for all what percents are all about!

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