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How often have you seen items on sale in a store for 10 % or 15% off? Learn about percentages so you'll be able to quickly figure out potential savings on merchandise.
A percentage is a given percent of another number. For example, 50 percent of 40 is 20. The percentage is 20.
Knowing how to calculate percentages can be helpful when you are trying to determine the sale price of an item. For example, Lynn found a suit on sale for 30% off. The suit regularly costs $50. What is the sale price?
You can also think of it this way: The suit is 30% off. This means Lynn can pay 70% of the total $50 cost: $35.