Monday, March 17th

Today in class students learned to calculate multiple percentages within one word problem. For example:

Josie bought a sweater for $39.99 but she had a 35% off coupon. After the discount, Josie must still pay sales tax at the rate of 9%. What is Josie’s final cost for her sweater?

We worked many examples of how to compute the final answer when multiple percentages are involved. We will continue to work on this skill tomorrow in class.


We are looking forward to a test on calculating percentages this coming Wednesday, March 19th. Skills assessed on the test will include calculating the percent of a whole number, discounts, sales tax & tip.

A study guide will come home tomorrow night.

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