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The Solving Discount Problems Series

This is the summary of the series on Solving Discount Problems Series. This series is  is divided into three parts: a note on solving discount problems, the strategies to use, and a quiz to assess your knowledge about the topic.

1. How to Solve Discount Problems discusses the basic concepts of discount problems, the common terminologies used, and some worked examples on how to solve such problems.

2. Strategies in Solving Discount Problems discusses some of the strategies and shortcuts to solve discount problems. Knowing the basic and these strategies will make you solve discount problems much faster.

3Discount Problem Quiz serves as a practice test to those who want to test their understanding about the previous two articles. The questions in this quiz all have answers.

In future posts, we will also be discussing problems about interest, as well as problems on rate, base, and percentage.

Discount Problem Quiz

After learning the how to solve discount problems and the strategies how to solve them, it is now your turn to solve discount problems.

Discount Problem Quiz

Solve each problem as fast as you can. You can check your answer by clicking the red + button after each question.

1. You were walking and saw the following sign in a shoe shop. How much is the discount and sale price of a shoes worth Php1600.00? discount problems [toggle title=”Answer”]discount is 640 pesos, sale price is 960 pesos[/toggle]

2. A coffee shop label its 1 cup of frappuccino 10% discount. If 1 cup of frappucino costs Php150, how much will the customer pay upon ordering?  Continue Reading

How to Solve Discount Problems

The Civil Service Examinations offer various types of math problems which may change from one examination to another. Two types of math problems that will likely appear are discount and interest problems. In this post, we will tackle discount problems.

The tag price that you see on items are their marked price. The sale price is the price that you pay after the discount has been made. If an item costs Php100 (marked price) and has a 10% discount, then you have to subtract the 10% of 100 from 100. Therefore, that item will cost Php100 – Php10 = Php90. Php90 is the sale problems

Note that in solving discount problems, you must know how to convert percent to decimals.  You need to convert percent to decimals (just divide by 100) in order to perform the calculation.  Continue Reading