Jason bought a jacket on sale for 50% off the

original price and another 25% off the discounted price. If the jacket originally cost $88, what was the final sale price that Jason paid for the jacket?

I know the answer is $33

But how do I get that answer.

Please explain.

## Please Explain How I Figure Out This Math Problem?

February 23rd, 2013 admin

50% off $88 brings the price to $44.

25% off of $44 brings the price to $33.

You can do this two ways:

1. Calculate 25% of 44. That is 11. That’s the discount. Subtract that from $44 to get $33.

2. If it is 25% off, you subtract that from 100% to get 75%. If the sale price is 25% off of the regular price, the sale price is 75% of the regular price. 75% of $44 is $33.

50% is half

Half 88 is ?

25% is one quarter

One quarter of ? = *

Take * from ?

Nice to do a bit yourself.

Are you in special school?