Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Word Problems With Percents - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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Stores make money by buying products or raw materials and then selling them at higher price, or percent mark up. Imagine a snack store that sells cans of soda for $2 each, when you know you could by that soda at the store for $ 0.50. The percent change is the mark up. Here we look at an example where we know the percent mark up and find the selling price. Alternatively, a product might be one sale, like "20% off." Here we look at how to calculate how much the item would cost if you remove 20% of the regular price.

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