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Hi. I was wondering if my answer for this problem was correct:

You are shopping for school supplies. A store is offering a 10% discount on binders and 20% discount on packages of paper. You want to buy 5 binders originally marked $2.98 each and 10 packages of paper originally marked$0.79 each. Write an expression that shows how much you will save after discounts.

2.98 * .9* 5 + .79 * .8 * 10 = x
2.98 * 5 + .71 * 10 = x
13.40 + 7.10 = x
$20.50 = x 2.98 * 5 = 14.90 .79 * 10 = 7.90 14.90 + 7.90 = 22.80 22.80 - 20.50 =$2.30

tkhunny

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BurnedAngel17 said:
You are shopping for school supplies. A store is offering a 10% discount on binders and 20% discount on packages of paper. You want to buy 5 binders originally marked $2.98 each and 10 packages of paper originally marked$0.79 each. Write an expression that shows how much you will save after discounts.

2.98 * .9* 5 + .79 * .8 * 10 = x
2.98 * 5 + .71 * 10 = x
13.40 + 7.10 = x
$20.50 = x 2.98 * 5 = 14.90 .79 * 10 = 7.90 14.90 + 7.90 = 22.80 22.80 - 20.50 =$2.30
1) Wow, that color is hard to read. Maybe it's just my screen.
2) You are SO close.
3) I am very pleased that you translated perfectly from a 10% discount to multiplying by 0.9 and a 20% discount to multiplying by 0.8.
3) You missed some arithmetic on the first pass: 0.79 * 0.8 = 0.632. It looks like you used 90% again.
4) You solved for the discount, but I don't think you quite answered the question.

"Write an expression that shows how much you will save after discounts."

It doesn't tell you to solve it. Just write the expression.

Also, it wants the discount, which is where you ended, but you could write that directly.

(2.98 * 0.1 * 5) + (0.79 * 0.2 * 10) = Total Savings due to the discounts.

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So would it be?:

((2.98 * .1) + 2.98) * 5 + ((.79 * .2) + .79) * 10 = x
3.28 * 5 + .95 * 10 = x
16.4 + 9.5 = x
$25.90 = x 2.98 * .1 * 5 + .79 * .2 * 10 = d 1.49 + 1.58 =$3. 07

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i just noticed...thats messed up...$25.90 isnt supposed to be larger than$22.80..im confused now :?

stapel

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tkhunny said:
Wow, that color is hard to read. Maybe it's just my screen.
It's not your screen; it's the color.

Eliz.

tkhunny

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BurnedAngel17 said:
2.98 * .1 * 5 + .79 * .2 * 10 = d
1.49 + 1.58 = $3. 07 I don't know what that first part was. Let's just forget about it. The part I quoted is a thing of beauty. You wrote an expression for the discount, as you were asked. You also solved for the discount. G Guest Guest so thats all i need? yay!! G Guest Guest the answer to the problem is 19.73$

5 buinders
each buinder is 2.79.

2.79 x 5= 14.90.

now. 14.90 x 10% is what you would SAVE. So 14.90 x .10= 1.49

14.90
- 1.49
_____

13.01

Now then,
you have 10 packs of paper. each being .79c.

.79c x 10= $7.90 you get a 20% discount so 7.90 x .20=1.58 7.90 - 1.58 6.32 Finally, 13.01 + 6.32=$19.33

:?: :!: :idea: :arrow: ANSWER: $$19.33 stapel Super Moderator Staff member beautifull_love101 said: the answer to the problem is 19.73 ... ANSWER:$$\$19.33
Is there some reason you are posting conflicting and incorrect replies to threads that have already been resolved?

Eliz.

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sorry.
my bad. i was looking at something else.

now i assure you the answer is 19.33

stapel

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Staff member
BurnedAngel17: Please ignore the latest "answer" posted to this thread, and stick with the correct replies you received from the tutor. "tkhunny" gives great help; you should feel comfortable relying on the advice and information this tutor provides.

I apologize for any confusion.

Eliz.

Denis

Senior Member
beautifull_love101 said:
sorry.
my bad. i was looking at something else.
now i assure you the answer is 19.33
NO. The question is: how much is SAVED; answer: 3.07

Once more: go to your room with no dessert...

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sorry.
i was saying how much she would be PAYING not saving. ok?
now im sorry.

G

Guest

Guest
now im confused.
EXCUSE ME for all the confusion i made.

Denis

Senior Member
beautifull_love101 said:
now im confused.
EXCUSE ME for all the confusion i made.
Well, you're kind of funny in your own way...
As Eliz told you, concentrate on proper spelling and punctuation
(quit blaming your typing), and act a little more mature: though
that ain't easy sometimes (I still act immaturely now and then.

you "typed" : now im confused
proper "typing": Now I'm confused.