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Maths Exercices

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

 = 

 = 

 =  0.12


Write the number as a percent.

0.12  →  12%


The percentage of discount is 12%.