# 20 percent off 50

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Amount Saved (Discount): \$10

Sale / Discounted Price: \$40.

To calculate percent off use the following equations:

(1) Amount Saved = Original Price x Discount % / 100
(2) Sale Price = Original Price – Amount Saved

### 1) What is 20 percent (%) off \$50?

Using the formula one and replacing the given values:

Amount Saved = Original Price x Discount % / 100. So,

Amount Saved = 50 x 20 / 100

Amount Saved = 1000 / 100

Amount Saved = \$10 (answer)

In other words, a 20% discount for an item with original price of \$50 is equal to \$10 (Amount Saved).

### 2) How much to pay for an item of \$50 when discounted 20 percent (%)?

Using the formula two and replacing the given values:

Sale Price = Original Price – Amount Saved. So,

Sale Price = 50 – 10

Sale Price = \$40 (answer)

This means, the cost of the item to you is \$40.

You will pay \$40 for an item with original price of \$50 when discounted 20%. In other words, if you buy an item at \$50 with 20% discounts, you pay \$50 – 10 = \$40.

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