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Find the percentage of discount

Kenneth bought a playground slide marked down from $575 to$506. What is the discount, as a percentage?

The percent of change formula can be used to find percent of discount.

percent of discount  =
 original price – discount price ________________________ original price

Plug $575 and$506 into the formula and simplify.

percent of discount  =
 original price – discount price ________________________ original price

=  $\frac{575-506}{575}$

=  $\frac{69}{575}$

=  0.12

Write the number as a percent.

0.12  →  12%

The percentage of discount is 12%.