







What is the regular price? 
20170511 

Saira pose la question : If the sale price is 55.50$ and the discount is 12% what is the regular price Penny Nom lui répond. 





How do I establish the original List Price? 
20170115 

Bob pose la question : (1) I have a net price item at $4,664.66 but do not have the discount percentage. I have been told I received 40%? How do I establish the original List Price and to confirm what discount I received? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 15% discount 
20160809 

eunice pose la question : brian brought a printer sale at the store. the discount was 15%, and brian saved 550. what was the printer original price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Three discounts 
20160110 

Tiffany pose la question : Khairul wants to buy a sofa set. He is offered 3 successsive discounts of 10%,20% and 25%, and he can arrange them in any order he wants. Which order will benefit him the most? Explain your answer. Penny Nom lui répond. 





The original price before a discount and taxes 
20151209 

Michelle pose la question : Good day,
I would like to know if there is a particular equation to validate the following information:
I had to find the original cost of an item sold for 759.36$ before a 25% discount and 13% taxes.
I know we must use separate question to obtain the answer but I am unsure how to write the equation to validate my answer. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Discount 
20141220 

nirmala pose la question : A bag is marked at rs 800 and is sold for rs 68. Find the rate of discount Penny Nom lui répond. 





Buying shoes on sale 
20140630 

Willa pose la question : So, I have this question from my summer packet: "Gwen buys 3 identical pairs of shoes at store a. She pays $110.25 after the discount what is the regular price of each pair? ( 40% off)" Penny Nom lui répond. 





What is the original price? 
20130425 

Dylan pose la question : shirts on sale for 25% off, the sale price is 12.75. What is the original price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A markup followed by a discount 
20130323 

edward pose la question : A shopkeeper marks his goods to gain 35%. He allows 10% discount for cash payment. What is his profit percent when he sells the goods for cash? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Markup and discount to get a sale price 
20130302 

Warren pose la question :
If you are an ardent shopper you will be aware of the discount (% decrease) marketing strategy to produce the sale price. I began to wonder just how much markup (% increase) was added initially to an item in order to deliver the discounted sale price.
It was simple to construct a formula to convert one to the other.
For example a 30% (mark down) decrease in price required a 42.86% (mark up) to increase the price initially to Tag price. However when I started apply the formulae to a number of circumstances I noticed some very interesting circumstances associated with this relationship
For example a 99.999999% decrease is numerically equal to a 9,999,999,925% increase (huge ratio difference) while conversely a 0.1% decrease is numerically equal to a 0.10010010% increase (Infinitesimally small ratio difference) so the patterns appears logarithmic not linear.
However what really caught my attention was this pattern
See http://www.ozsmart.com/doc/percentage.htm
My questions is why does the decline in the ratio of increases in required mark up (%) price peak at 50 and 51% precisely and then expand again as the percentage move higher
Any explanation would be appreciated Harley Weston lui répond. 





Profit and discount 
20120924 

ally pose la question : A wholesaler purchased a wheat for $150 per tonne.He sold it at $170 per tonne.Calculate the percentage profit to (1 decimal place)if the wholesaler offered a 12% discount on the selling price.What could be the new selling price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 25% discount 
20100329 

Susan pose la question : If something costs 1.00/per lb. and that price includes a 25% discount. How do you calculate what the price was before the discount? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two percent 
20091220 

Brian pose la question : Hello I am having a problem figuring out something. Someone told me that .98 is the same as 2% how is this possible, how did they figure this out
here is my example 929.79 x .98 = 911.19, is the same as 929.79 x 2% = 18.59, now minus the 18.59 and you will end up with 911.19, how did they convert 2%
to .98, please help thgis is driving me nuts as I am not very good at math. Thank you
Warmest Regards
Brian Penny Nom lui répond. 





A markup and a discount 
20091115 

joe pose la question : I have a product that cost $ 300.00 I want a 25% markup and give a 15% discount
but keep 25% markup.
300 + 25% = 375
300 + 40% = 420
420  15% = 357
what am i doing wrong???? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Find the original price 
20091106 

Cyndy pose la question : Find the original price of a pair of shoes if the sale price is $98.00 after a 30% discount. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A double discount 
20081006 

Joanna pose la question : An instrument store gives a 10% discount to all students off the original cost of an instrument. During a back to school sale an additional 15% is taken off the discounted price. Julie, a student at the local high school, purchases a flute for $306. How much did it originally cost? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A price reduction and a discount 
20080911 

Rita pose la question : A store advertises that during its Labor Day sale $15 will be deducted from every purchase over $100. In addition, after the deduction is taken, the store offers an earlybird discount of 20% to any person who makes a purchase before 10 a.m. If Hakeem makes a purchase of x dollars,
x > 100, at 8 a.m., what, in terms of x, is the cost of Hakeem's purchase?
(1) 0.20x  15 (3) 0.85x  20
(2) 0.20x 3 (4) 0.80x  12 Penny Nom lui répond. 





A discount as a percentage 
20080905 

joeann pose la question : if a product sold for $40.00 and you got a $10.00 discount what percentage discount do you recieve? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 15% discount 
20080618 

karonn pose la question : Muthu bought the following items from a furniture shop which offers trade discounts of 15% on its furniture.
Item 
list price 
office chair 
RM 250 
office table 
RM 1400 
book shelf 
RM 3500 
(a) find the net price of each item.
(b) find the total payment if Muthu bought 3 office chairs, 2 office tables and a book shelf. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Price discounts 
20080614 

karonn pose la question : Kinky Trading sells an items for RM90 less 25% and 10%. Softee Trading sells the same item for RM100 less 30%.
(a) find the net price of the item for the two companies.
(b) what additional discount percent must be offered by the company that sells at higher net price in order to meet the competitor's price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 15% discount 
20071117 

Deanna pose la question : if I purchase an item for $450.00 but get a discount 15% of my item what would then be my total syeve La Rocque and Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 10% markup then a 10% discount 
20071113 

svetik pose la question : The best selling dessert at Chez Russell earns revenue of $5000 per week. During Restaurant Week, they are required to give a 10% discount on this dessert. Because the owner is a crook, he decides to mark up the price the week before Restaurant Week and then give the 10% discount off the marked up price. During the marked up week, they still sold the same amount of pieces as any prior week. However, they expect to sell 100 more pieces during restaurant week. If the revenue from this dessert is the same for the marked up week and restaurant week, what is the normal price of the dessert, rounded to the nearest cent? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Discount percentage 
20070711 

Greg pose la question : List Price: $50.00
Discount: 33 1/3%
What would the net price be? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





A bill with a 15% tip and a 10% discount 
20060320 

Tracy pose la question : A $4500 bill is presented, without tax. 10% discount coupon. Add 15% tip with 3 people spitting for the sever. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 35% discount 
20060219 

Marc pose la question : If Julie paid $455.00 for a television and it was already discounted by 35% what was the original price? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Markups and discounts 
20060121 

Dan pose la question : I'm trying to increase my pricing by 30 percent. I'm doing something completely wrong. If my price is $150.00 and I increase the price by 30 percent. I would take 150 times .30 and that equals 45. I would then take 45 plus 150 and that would give me 195. My problem is now 195 is my list price. If I turn around and give my customer a 30 percent discount off the 195 the price ends up being 136.50. Which is less than the 150 that I started with. I'm confusing myself and have totally lost confidence in what I'm doing and how . Can you help me? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percentage discount 
20060115 

Louise pose la question : Avril is buying a computer. She finds two places with a discount."Classy Computing" is selling a computer that was £650 and NOW it has £50 off.
"WWW.CHEAPO.COM" is also selling a computer that is £650 but it NOW has 10% off.
WHICH IS CHEAPER? Penny Nom lui répond. 





105.6 is a discount of 12% from x 
20040910 

David pose la question : If I know that 105.6 is a discount of 12% from x, how do I find x?? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Profit, markup and discount 
20040222 

Kick pose la question : Using the calculation on your website, if I sell something for $885 and my cost is $296, I make $589 profit. How do I calculate the profit percent I made on that transaction?
Profit as a percentage of what it cost me?
Profit as a percentage of what I sold it for?
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Buying a car 
20010606 

Steph pose la question : How do you figure a percent. Say you want to buy a car listed for 21,500. You tell the dealer you want to pay 19,600. The dealer says they'll sell it to you for 20,450. how do you figure what the percent is between 20,450 & 19,600? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percentages 
19980710 

Adam pose la question : Hi, I would like to know the basics of percentages. It is all rather confusing to me.I have excelled in math but want to be ready next year for more advanced math. What is Percentages? Penny Nom lui répond. 

