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? (A) .40 (B) .00 (C) .33 (D) .40 (E) .00 Let me see. On January first, the price of the sneakers went up by 16%. This means the sneakers price is . An employee purchased the sneakers with a 10% discount. A 10% discount: • 0.10 = .60. So, minus .60 = .40. I say choice (D).