The Sports Shmauthority is having an amazing sale on all of their winter gear, 65% off the regular price. You find the snowboarding jacket that you have been wanting for the past year. It was $220 before the sale. How much is it now?
Nice find! Ok, so this jacket is 65% off of $220. We first need to find what 65% of $220 is. Let's translate that into an equation:
65% (0.65) of (multiply) is (equals) what (x)?
Now, solve the equation.
The tricky part about discounts is remembering that this is the price off, not the price you pay. To find the sale price, just subtract the amount off from the original price.