## 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 price.

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