The price of a pair of sneakers was 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?\n\n(A) .40\n(B) .00\n(C) .33\n(D) .40\n(E) .00\n\nLet me see.\n\nOn January first, the price of the sneakers went up by 16%. This means the sneakers price is .\nAn employee purchased the sneakers with a 10% discount. \n\nA 10% discount:\n\n • 0.10 = .60.\n\nSo, minus .60 = .40.\n\nI say choice (D).