This is a question from my homework “Rosina finds a pair of shorts on the sale rack for $12.50. This price reflects a discount of 60%. What

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This is a question from my homework “Rosina finds a pair of shorts on the sale rack for $12.50. This price reflects a discount of 60%. What is the original price of the shorts? What is the amount of the discount?”

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    2021-09-14T22:30:55+00:00

    For this case we can make the following rule of three:
     12.50 —-> 40%
     x ———-> 100%
     Clearing x we have:
     x = (100/40) * (12.50)
     x = $ 31.25 (original price, without the discount)
     Therefore, the discounted amount is:
     (0.60) * (31.25) = 18.75 $
     Answer:
     The original price of the shorts is:
     $ 31.25
     the amount of the discount:
     $ 18.75

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