
Formula: percent x whole = part Example: Method 1: The price of an item is decreased by 20% for a holiday sale. If the original price of the item is $249, what is the sale price? Solution: 20% x $249 = part .2 x 249 = part 49.80 = part Therefore Amount of the decrease is $49.80. The sale price of the item = $249.00  $49.80 = $199.20 Method 2: Example: The price of the item is decreased by 20%. Therefore the sale price is 100%  20% = 80% of the original price. Solution: Therefore the sale price is 80% of $249 = .8 x 249 = 199.20 The sale price is $199.20 Directions: Solve the following word problems. 