If something costs $265 and is on sale for 5% off, then how much would it cost? Here we will show you how to calculate how much you save (discount) and how much you have to pay if something you want to buy is regularly $265, but is currently on sale for 5 percent off.
There are many ways of calculating your discount and final purchase price. One way is to multiply 265 dollars by 5 percent, and then divide the answer by one hundred, then deduct that result from the original price. See illustration below:
SALE 5% OFF |
Purchase Price:
$265
Discount:
(265 x 5)/100 = $13.25
Final Price:
265 - 13.25 = $251.75
Thus, a product that normally costs $265 with a 5 percent discount will cost you $251.75, and you saved $13.25.
You can also calculate how much you save by simply moving the period in 5.00 percent two spaces to the left, and then multiply the result by $265 as follows: $265 x .05 = $13.25 savings.
Furthermore, you can get the final price by simply deducting .05 from 1 and multiplying it by $265 as follows: (1 - .05) x $265 = $251.75 final price.
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