# math

wheels bicycle shop advertised a bicycle for 15% off for a savings of \$36. The bicycle did not sell so it was offered at a new 20% discount off the sale price.
What did the bicycle sell for regularly?
What is the amount of the new discount?

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1. original price:
.85x = 36
x = 42.35

originally sold for \$42.35

first sale price = \$36
another 20% ...
final price = .8(42.35) = \$33.88

subtract to get the new discount amount

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