JULY PROBLEM OF THE MONTH

Here’s the problem —

Al’s Discount Clothing store is trying to entice customers with a

special “20-40” Percent Sale.

 

Here’s how it works. For all sale items, the Al’s

first takes off 20%. Then the store takes an

additional 40% off the sale price.

 

Questions:

 

a)  How much is the discount, under the terms

of this sale, for a bundle of clothes with retail

value of $250?

 

b)  How much would the discount be if Al’s had

just run a straight 60% discount sale?

 

c)  Why do you think that Al’s is running the

sale in this way?

 

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