MATH 101 Problem

Price: $5 USD

Question description

Last season, a pair of jeans cost $44.95. This season, the price of all jeans increased by 15 percent. Later in the season, the jeans were put on sale for 15 percent off. How much did the jeans cost at the beginning of the season? What was their sales price? Were you surprised by the sale price of the jeans? Why or why not? The list price of an iPod speaker is $67.50. It is on sale for 20% off, and there is an 8% sales tax. The store calculates the sales tax on the $67.50, and then takes 20% off the total. Jonathan wants them to take the discount first and then calculate the tax, reasoning that the tax will then be calculated based on the lower price and he will pay less. Is Jonathan correct? How much will he pay each way? Without doing any further calculation, what do you think the jeans in problem #1 would cost if they had gone on sale by 15% first and then had their price increased by 15%? Why?

Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
School: UCLA
Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1827 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors