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## Class 8 Math (Assamese)

### Course: Class 8 Math (Assamese)>Unit 7

Lesson 2: Tax and discount

# Percent word problems: tax and discount

Sal solves percent word problems involving tax, tip, and discounts.

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• Admission to the zoo is \$30. With student ID admission is \$24. How much is the discount?
• The discount is \$6 (difference between \$30 and \$24).
Therefore, we find what is 6 of 30.
6/30 = 1/5
1/5 = 20%
The discount can be identified as 20%.
• I'm stuck on a problem with commission in it. I'm not sure what commission is. Can somebody help me please?
• Comissions are usually a fee or percentage from the total price that a seller gets. Often times salespeople get a comission when they sell you an item, car, house, etc.
• This doesn't make any sense to me?
• A percent is a number that can be thought of by multiplying by a decimal. For example 10% can also be written as 0.10 or 0.1 times x. Another example would be 4 times 15% which is 4 times 15 hundredths or 15/100. 4 times 15/100 equals 0.60. I hope this helps.
• this is hard to understand. ;-;
• just keep trying and don't stress your brain on it.
• Somebody, PLEASE help me with this, I have a huge ISEE test ahead of me in a month and I really need help with this:
1. How do you find the rate if they don't give you the rate in the question?
2. What do you do if you have multiple discounts
3. How do you actually do the whole process/formula for calculating the final price
• 1.You would find the rate by multiplication or division depending on the situation.
2. If you have multiple discounts, you add them up.
3. Final price with a discount would be %*#+#, or 1.%*#.
I'm terribly sorry for being too late, but I hope this helps!
• please help, im on a question, i try to do what tells me,but, i get incorrect, heres the question, the sale price is 498 dollars, sale is 40 percent off, what was the original price
• The sale is 40 percent off, and the sale is \$498.
So, \$498 is equal 60 percent of the original price. You can find the original price by get 498 divided by 60, then multiply the result to 100. The answer is \$830 (it is the original price).
• I can't find the answer to this problem.

Grayson is trying to pick out an outfit for the first day of school. He can choose from 8 pairs of pants, 6 t-shirts, 6 sweaters or hoodies, and 2 pairs of shoes. How many different outfits does Grayson have to choose from?
• You just multiply the numbers together. So you would take 8x6x6x2 and get the answer. Hope this helps!
• A refrigerator is priced at \$525.50. There is a 6% sales tax rate. What is the sales tax for refrigerator in dollars and cents
• Change percent to decimal by moving decimal over 2 places, .06. Then multiply 525.50*.06.
• A dishwasher is priced at \$373.50. There is a 8% sales tax rate. What is the sales tax for the dishwasher in dollars and cents?
I have something of the problem finished but can you help me?