Posted by **leslie** on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm.

a store charges $28 for a sweater.this price is 40% more than the amount it costs the store.during a sale, store employees can purchase it at 30% off the stores cost. how much will it cost an employee to buy the sweater?

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**sophie**, Friday, April 3, 2009 at 2:36pm
28(.30)

$8.40 is the discount and you subtract this from $28

so, it will cost the employee $19.60.

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**Reiny**, Friday, April 3, 2009 at 3:33pm
the 28 represents 140% of the store cost

so the store cost = 28/1.4 = $20

(check: take 40% of 20, then added to 20 gives 28)

now 30% OFF the store cost means the cost would be 70% of the 20 or $14.00

long way: take 30% of 20, then subtract it from 20

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