Posted by **joli** on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:21pm.

A discount store takes 50% off of the retail price of a desk. For the store's holiday sale, it takes an additional 20% off of all furniture. The desk's retail price was $320. How much is the desk on sale for during the holiday sale?

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**Reiny**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:23pm
Final price would be (.5)(.8)(320) or

$128

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:25pm
50% of $320 = $160

0.8 * 160 = $128

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**TeacherJim**, Monday, November 23, 2009 at 6:25pm
We start at $320

50% is half, so the desk is reduced by half. That one's easy.

20% is 20/100 = 1/5, so you need to find 1/5 of the reduced price of the desk you worked out above, and subtract that from the reduced price.

Is that enough?

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