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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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asked by nancy
  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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