Kiss those Math Headaches GOODBYE!

Here’s the problem —

Al’s Discount Clothing store is trying to entice customers with a

special “20-40” Percent Sale.


Here’s how it works. For all sale items, the Al’s

first takes off 20%. Then the store takes an

additional 40% off the sale price.




a)  How much is the discount, under the terms

of this sale, for a bundle of clothes with retail

value of $250?


b)  How much would the discount be if Al’s had

just run a straight 60% discount sale?


c)  Why do you think that Al’s is running the

sale in this way?


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