How do you figure out the sale price on a rug?

November 17, 2010 by
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Rugs for sale
by Thrift Store Addict

Question by Lori M: How do you figure out the sale price on a rug?If a rug is 200 feet and the price is 11.45 a foot and the rug is on sale for a discount of .25% off. How do you figure the math problem out. Do you divide first and then multiply. What is the mechanical way to figure the math problem out.

Best answer:

Answer by Clay F
200×11.45 = price before sale then x .75 = price after sale

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3 Comments on How do you figure out the sale price on a rug?

  1. carano1xt on Wed, 17th Nov 2010 2:53 am

    200 x 11.45 x .75 = 1717.50

  2. me on Wed, 17th Nov 2010 3:30 am

    25% of 11.45 is $8.59 multiply that by 200

  3. ansmenam on Wed, 17th Nov 2010 4:17 am

    Not sure where the “thumbs downs” are coming from because the answers above are correct. The only thing throwing me off here is that you’ve given the discount as “.25%.” Did you mean that the discount was a quarter of 1 percent, or do you mean the discount is 25%? Regardless, the mechanics are the same

    1. Multiply 200 feet by $11.45 per foot
    (200 x $11.45 = $2290)

    2. Mulitply $2290 by the discount (I’m assuming 25%)
    ( $2290 x .25 = $572.50)

    3. Now, subtract the discount ($572.50) from the original price ($2290) to get the price after the discount.

    $2290 – $572.50 = $1717.50

    Note that a quicker way of arriving at the total after discount is to multiply by .75 or (100 – discount rate (25))

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