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a wholesaler supplies 60 books while he was ordered to send 50 books by a retailer. a trade discount of 10 percent is also allowed. what is the net value of the discount to the retailer? Please help me with this question

1. Also with net discount I mean the answer in percent. Please can anyone help me!!!

posted by helpneededstudent
2. Suppose that the cost of each of the origininal bools was \$x per book
So the cost was 50x
He got a 10% discount, so the cost was (.9)50x
= 45x
but for 45x he actually got 60 books
so the cost of each book was only 45x/60
= 3x/4

As a percentage: (3x/4) / x
= 3/4 or 75%

which would be an effective discount of 25%

Illustration:
suppose he ordered 50 books at \$12 each
cost would have been \$600
but he got a 10% discount, so his cost would have been \$540
But for \$540 he got 60 books, so cost of each book
= \$540/60 = \$9.00
actual discount = \$3.00
rate of discount = 3/12 = .25 = 25%

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