Help Me At This Math Problem Please?

Mandy bought a pair of slacks that originally sold for $80. A sign indicated that the slacks were discounted 40%. Using ‘P’ as the amount she will have to pay for the slacks (excluding sales tax), write an algebraic equation that describes this transaction.

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3 Responses to “Help Me At This Math Problem Please?”

  1. John M says:

    P = .6 * 80

  2. Jonathan says:

    Ok simple it is: 80•.6 I got .6 because 1 is 100%-40% is 60% or .6.

  3. ranjanka says:

    40 % discount MEANS YOU PAY 60%
    P = 60/100 X 80 = $ ( 0.6 * 80) = $48 ANSWER

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