** CALCULATING THE PERCENT OF A DISCOUNT LESSON PLAN**

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What do we mean when we talk about the percent of a discount?

If we know the amount of a discount and an original price, can we figure out the percent of the discount?

*The percent of the discount is the percentage that the discount is of the original price.*

That may seem a little wordy. Let’s look at it another way that may seem easier to apply. Here is an example:

Example

What % of 70 is 28?

First, we want to write an equation to solve this.

x represents our missing %

of means to multiply

because “of” is next to 70 we are multiplying the unknown times 70

is becomes =

Our result is 28.

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