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# Ratios & Percentages

# Percentages in the Real World Examples

### Example 1

You landed a fabulous summer job working as a sales assistant at Shmacy's. You earn a 4% commission on every sale you make, in addition to your wage of $8.50/hour. After a long seven-hour shift, your sales totaled $1250. What are your total earnings for that shift? |

### Example 2

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? |

### Example 3

All sweaters are 30% off of the original price. You, being the clever shopper you are, also have a coupon for 15% off any item, including sale items. How much does a $75 sweater cost? |

### Example 4

Sales tax in the state of California is 9.25%. After shopping at a Shmarget in Laguna Beach, your purchases came to $62.75, before tax. How much do you end up paying, including tax? |

### Example 5

Sweet! Jeans at American Shmeagle are 40% off. How much will you pay for a pair of jeans that were originally $80? (don't forget the 9.25% sales tax)
adding in the sales tax |

### Example 6

You invest $200 in a savings account that earns 4% interest |

### Example 7

After a particularly nice lunch, your bill comes to $44.75. You and your two friends split the bill equally. How much do you each owe? (Don't forget to add in a 20% tip!) |