# Amount Employee Paid

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1. ### nycmathguy

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The price of a pair of sneakers was $80 for the last six months of last year. On January first, the price increased 20%. After the price increase, an employee bought these sneakers with a 10% employee discount. What price did the employee pay? (A)$70.40
(B) $82.00 (C)$83.33
(D) $86.40 (E)$88.00

Let me see.

On January first, the price of the sneakers went up by 16%. This means the sneakers price is $96. An employee purchased the sneakers with a 10% discount. A 10% discount:$96 • 0.10 = $9.60. So,$96 minus $9.60 =$86.40.

I say choice (D).

nycmathguy, Nov 30, 2021
2. ### MathLover1

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On January first, the price increased 20%.
$80+0.20*80=96 MathLover1, Nov 30, 2021 nycmathguy likes this. 3. ### nycmathguy Joined: Jun 27, 2021 Messages: 5,386 Likes Received: 422 On January first, the price of the sneakers went up by 20%. This means the sneakers price is$96.
An employee purchased the sneakers with a 10% discount.

A 10% discount:

$96 • 0.10 =$9.60.

So, $96 minus$9.60 = $86.40. I say choice (D). If the answer is not choice (D), then what's the answer? Thanks. nycmathguy, Nov 30, 2021 4. ### MathLover1 Joined: Jun 27, 2021 Messages: 2,989 Likes Received: 2,884 choice (D) is the correct answer, I just pointed to mistake you made writing "On January first, the price of the sneakers went up by 16%. This means the sneakers price is$96." How did you get $96 using 16%? If it was 16% the sneakers price would be$80+0.16*80=92.8 NOT $96 MathLover1, Nov 30, 2021 nycmathguy likes this. 5. ### nycmathguy Joined: Jun 27, 2021 Messages: 5,386 Likes Received: 422 It was a typo at my end. I uses 16% in place of 20% and for some reason, I got the right answer in terms of$96. See it?

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6. ### MathLover1

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I saw it.

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7. ### nycmathguy

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More word problems later. Back to precalculus on Friday.

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8. ### HallsofIvy

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That's because 20% of $80 is$16 and increasing $80 by$16 is \$96.

HallsofIvy, Dec 3, 2021
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