How Do You Calculate Discount and Sale Prices?

How Do You Calculate Discount and Sale Prices?

How Do You Calculate Discount and Sale Prices?

To calculate the sale price of an item, first convert the percentage of the discount to a decimal. Next, multiply this decimal by the original price, and then subtract the result from the original price. The result is the sale price.

For example, if an item's sticker price is $50 and it is on sale for 30 percent off, first convert the discount to a decimal. In this case, it is 0.30. Next, multiply $50 by 0.30 to get $15. Subtract $15 from $50 to get the sale price of $35. Alternatively, subtract the discount percentage from 100 percent, and then multiply the result by the original price.