Fabrizzio went shopping on Tuesday and decided to purchase a pair of pants that is 15% percent off the regular price. If he waits and buys the pants on Wednesday, he will receive an additional 5%, percent off. What percent would Wednesday’s sale price be of the original price for the pants? Round to the nearest whole percent.
Solution: Choice A is correct.
Let the original price of the pants be p.
On Tuesday, the pants will cost .85 (p) (since, there is a 15% discount).
On Wednesday, since there is an additional 5% off on the already discounted price.
So, the price of pants will be .95 ( .85 p) = .808p
Therefore, Wednesday’s sale price would be approximately 81% of the original price.
Since on Tuesday, there is a 15% discount and there is a further 5% discount on Wednesday on the discounted price.
So, we are sure, that the price will be further less than 85%
Only Choice (A) satisfies the same.