For more information, please see full course syllabus of Basic Math

For more information, please see full course syllabus of Basic Math

### Discount and Sales Tax

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- Discount: The amount of decrease, which is subtracted from the regular price
- Discount = Percent of discount × Regular price
- Sale price = Regular price – discount
- Sales tax: The amount of the rate of the cost, which is added to the total
- Sales tax = Rate × Total cost
- Total due = Total cost + Sales tax

### Discount and Sales Tax

- 10% = 0.10
- discount = ($60)(0.10)

- 20% = 0.20
- discount = ($120)(0.20)

- 15% = 0.15
- discount = ($100)(0.15)

- 30% = 0.30
- discount = ($150)(0.30)

- 12% = 0.12
- discount = ($3500)(0.12)

- 15% = .15
- sales tax = ($20)(.15)

- 60% = .60
- sales tax = ($65)(.60)

- 20% = .20
- sales tax = ($55)(.20)

- 10% = .10
- sales tax = ($35)(.10) = $3.50
- total = $35.00 + $3.50

- 20% = .20
- sales tax = ($65)(.20) = $13
- total = $65 + $13

*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.

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### Discount and Sales Tax

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- Intro 0:00
- Discount 0:19
- Discount
- Sale Price
- Sales Tax 2:24
- Sales Tax
- Total Due
- Extra Example 1: Finding the Discount 3:43
- Extra Example 2: Finding the Sale Price 6:28
- Extra Example 3: Finding the Sale Tax 11:14
- Extra Example 4: Finding the Total Due 14:08

### Basic Math Online Course

### Transcription: Discount and Sales Tax

*Welcome back to Eduator.com.*0000

*For the next lesson, we are going to go over discount and sales tax*0002

*and how to calculate the amount of discount and how much sales tax we have to pay.*0005

*We all have bought something that was on sale.*0011

*We all have had to pay sales tax so this should be a little bit familiar.*0014

*First let's go over discount.*0021

*The discount we know is how much we have to subtract from our total amount that we have to pay.*0023

*It is the amount of decrease; decrease is getting less.*0031

*We are going to have to subtract from the regular price.*0035

*Before we subtract however much we are going to be saving,*0038

*we have to be able to figure out how to find how much we are going to save.*0043

*Meaning if you are going to buy something,*0048

*let's say you want to buy a soda and that soda is 10 percent off.*0051

*How are you going to know how much you are going to subtract?*0057

*How much less you are going to pay for that soda?*0060

*Discount is the percent of the discount multiplied to the regular price.*0065

*How much you are supposed to be paying for that*0074

*multiplied to the percent will be how much you are going to save.*0077

*To find how much you are going to be paying, your new price, your sale price,*0084

*it is going to be the regular price, how much you were supposed to pay,*0091

*minus how much you are going to save, the discount amount.*0095

*Again discount is money; percent of discount, we know it is percent.*0099

*Times the regular price; this is also money.*0110

*The sale price, we know this is all going to be in money.*0115

*The important thing to remember is that to figure out how much your discount is going to be,*0123

*you have to multiply the percent times the regular price.*0129

*All of this is going to equal this, the discount.*0134

*Sales tax; sales tax is the amount that you have to pay based on the total cost.*0146

*There is a percent; you have to pay a percent of that total cost.*0157

*When you multiply the rate, that percent, with the total cost,*0163

*that is going to give you how much you have to pay in sales tax.*0173

*For sales tax, once you figure out you have to pay however much in sales in the tax,*0182

*then you have to add it to your total cost.*0189

*How much your total balance came out to, how much everything came out to, plus the sales tax.*0195

*You have to pay that together; that will be how much you now owe.*0200

*Again the rate, the percent, times the total cost is going to give you*0207

*how much you have to pay, how much additional amount that you have to pay.*0212

*That is all going to equal that right there.*0218

*Let's do a few examples.*0224

*A pair of shoes that regularly sell for 50 dollars are on sale for 10 percent off.*0226

*Find the discount; regular price is 50 dollars.*0232

*If it is not on sale, then you would be paying the 50 dollars.*0239

*10 percent off; find the discount.*0243

*We want to know how much we are going to be saving.*0245

*To find the discount, you are going to multiply the regular price, the 50 dollars,*0252

*times it by the percent of the discount; that is 10 percent.*0264

*Remember whenever you use percents in some kind of equation,*0272

*when you are solving with percent, you have to change it to decimal.*0281

*10 percent in decimal, you put the decimal point at the end*0284

*because we don't see one so it is always at the end.*0292

*You are going to move it two spaces to the left because remember decimal is small number.*0294

*Think of decimal as small.*0303

*You have to make the number smaller by moving it to the left.*0305

*This is going to be 50 times 0.10 or 0.1; remember 0.*0309

*If it is at the end of a number and it is behind the decimal point, then you can drop it.*0318

*That is going to equal the discount.*0325

*50 times 0.10 or 0.1; I will just put 0.10.*0328

*That is 0; 0; 1 times 0 is 0; 1 times 5 is 5.*0337

*You can put a 0 there; you can put a 0 there.*0345

*We add; it is going to be 5; 0; 0.*0348

*How many numbers do you have behind decimal points?--we have two.*0352

*Start at the end here; you are going to go one, two.*0355

*My discount is going to be 5.00 which is the same thing in money.*0362

*It is going to be 5 dollars.*0371

*That is how much the discount is going to be.*0373

*That is how much you are saving because again 10 percent of the regular price is 5 dollars.*0374

*That is the discount amount.*0381

*That is all they are asking for; find the discount; 5 dollars.*0383

*The next example, a math textbook is 5 percent off.*0389

*If the original price is 100 dollars, what is the sale price?*0393

*The textbook originally cost 100 dollars; 100 dollars.*0398

*To find the discount... they are asking for the new price.*0406

*The sale price is the new price.*0410

*After you take away how much you are saving, that is going to be the new price.*0412

*Before we do that, we have to know what we are going to subtract.*0417

*What is the discount amount?*0421

*Discount is going to be the original price, the 100 dollars*0424

*multiplied to the discount rate, percent of discount; 5 percent.*0431

*Again we have to change this to a decimal.*0440

*You can't solve anything out with percents.*0442

*5 percent to decimal is going to be... start here.*0445

*You are going to go one, two; 0.05.*0449

*That is 100 times 0.05; then just multiply it; 100 times 0.05.*0457

*That is 0 times 5 is 0; that is 0; 5 times 1 is 5.*0470

*Here it is just 0, 0, 0; it is not going to change anything.*0477

*We can write it in if you want; fill in the empty spaces with 0s.*0482

*Add it; it is going to be 5, 0, 0.*0486

*I don't have to add this; 0 in the front is nothing.*0490

*How many numbers do I have behind decimal points?--I have two only.*0494

*Here nothing; here two; in all, I have two.*0500

*Start here; you are going to go one, two; place it there.*0506

*This is going to be 5 dollars.*0511

*Whenever you multiply a decimal by 100, remember you can just take this decimal point.*0523

*Whenever you multiply a decimal number or any number with a number that is a multiple of 10,*0532

*meaning 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000, then however many number of 0s you have*0538

*is how many spaces you are going to move to the right.*0548

*Because if you are multiplying, then you are getting bigger so you have to move to the right.*0551

*That will be two 0s; it is going to go one, two.*0556

*It is going to be 5.05 which is that right there.*0560

*Let's say we are going to multiply this number 0.05 times 10.*0565

*Let's say you are going to multiply it by 10.*0571

*10 only has one 0; then you would move this decimal place over one time.*0573

*It would be 0.5 or 0.5 if you multiply it by 10.*0579

*If you multiply it by 1000, you have three 0s.*0584

*You would move the decimal point over one, two, three times.*0587

*That will be 50; that is a shortcut.*0591

*Again that is only when you have 1 with 0s, a number like 10 or 100 or 1000, so on.*0595

*My discount amount is 5 dollars; that is how much I am saving.*0602

*I have to take the original price, how much I am supposed to be paying.*0607

*The sale price then is my 100 dollars or the original price of 100 dollars*0613

*minus however much I am going to be saving, the discount.*0624

*My new amount, the new price that I have to pay, 100 minus 5 is 95 dollars.*0630

*If you want to solve it out, you can change this to a 10.*0645

*This becomes 9; 10 minus 5 is 5; bring down the 9.*0653

*95 dollars; that is my new price.*0663

*Let's go over sales tax now.*0677

*A shirt cost 10 dollars; find the sales tax if the rate is 10 percent.*0681

*Now we have to actually pay more because sales tax we have to*0688

*add to our balance or add to how much we have to pay.*0691

*The original cost is 10 dollars.*0697

*To find how much the sales tax is going to be, I am going to take that 10 dollars.*0700

*Then multiply it to the 10 percent, the rate, the sales tax rate.*0713

*Again I want to change this percent to a decimal; 10 percent to decimal.*0721

*Start here; you are going to go one, two; 0.10 or 0.1.*0727

*Again the 0 is at the end of a number behind the decimal point.*0733

*You can just drop it; 10 times 0.10 or 0.1.*0736

*Look we can use our shortcut rule because we have a decimal*0749

*or we have a number that is being multiplied to 10, 1 with a 0.*0752

*How many 0s do I see here?--just one.*0758

*I can take this decimal point; I can just move it over one space.*0761

*If I were to multiply this number by 100, I have two 0s.*0769

*I can move this over two spaces to the right.*0775

*Be careful you don't move it to the left.*0778

*If you move it to the left, you are going to make your number smaller.*0780

*You have to move it to the right so that you want a bigger whole number.*0784

*Again 100, you are going to move it two spaces over.*0791

*If it is 1000, you have three 0s in 1000.*0792

*You are going to move it over three spaces.*0796

*You have to fill in your empty spaces with 0s.*0798

*Let's get rid of that 100; 10 times 0.10 or 0.1 is 1.0.*0803

*Remember I move the decimal place over once because of that number.*0816

*It is 1.0 which is the same thing as 1.*0820

*My sales tax is going to be 1; let me move this over.*0826

*Give my dollar sign some room; my sales tax is going to be 1 dollar.*0834

*That is how much I have to pay in sales tax*0838

*for my shirt that costs 10 dollars if the tax rate is 10 percent.*0840

*The next example, we are going to buy a CD that costs 14 dollars.*0850

*It is not on sale even though that is better on sale.*0855

*It has 10 percent sales tax; let's see, sales tax.*0860

*What are we looking for?--total amount that we are going to end up paying.*0874

*Before we figure out the total amount, we need to know how much we are going to pay for sales tax.*0878

*The total due or the cost is going to be 14 dollars.*0887

*Times it by the sales tax rate which is 10 percent.*0893

*Again change this to a decimal; this is 14; this is one, two.*0900

*That is 0.10 or 0.1; 0.10, you can just drop the 0 if you want.*0907

*0; 0; 1 times 4 is 4; 1 times 1 is 1.*0920

*Put 0s in those spaces; add them; 0 plus 1 is 1.*0928

*0 plus 4 is 4; 0 plus 0 is 0; 140.*0933

*How many numbers do I have behind decimal points? I have two.*0938

*From here, I am going to go one, two.*0943

*It is going to be 1.40; that is money.*0947

*A dollar forty is how much I have to pay in addition to my 14 dollars I have to pay for the CD.*0959

*Total due, total is going to be the 14 dollars plus the dollar forty.*0969

*14 is the same thing as 14.00; plus 1.40.*0982

*When you add numbers with decimal points, you have to make sure*0991

*the decimal points are lined up, the two are lined up like this.*0997

*All the rest of the numbers are aligned also.*1002

*This is 0; this is 4; bring down the decimal point.*1006

*4 plus 1 is 5; 1; bring it down.*1012

*How much am I paying?--15 dollars and 40 cents.*1016

*That is how much I have to pay for a 14 dollar CD if I have to pay for sales tax.*1025

*That is it for this lesson; thank you for watching Educator.com.*1032

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