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Stores can make everything sound like a bargain. Don't let the hype keep you from making informed decisions about how you spend your money.

Take your time. Do the math. Compare prices. Begin by calculating the discount. Here’s a sample problem:

A DVD player that usually sells for $150 is 15% off.

  1. Convert 15% to its decimal form: 0.15  
  2. Multiply 0.15 by the original price of $150 to get $22.50 off the original price

A deluxe toaster that usually sells for $59.50 is marked down 20%. How much money will this sale save you?

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