### 2.2 Markup & Discount

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• Math Help

Discounts commonly come in two forms: (1) a percent or (2) a dollar amount.

When you receive two or more discounts, you might wonder whether the final price you pay will be affected by the order in which you apply the discounts. Here is the answer to that question.

1. Both Discounts are Percents: Example 6 shows that the order in which two discount percents are applied does not affect the final price that you pay.
2. Both Discounts are Dollar Amounts: If both discounts are dollar amounts, then the final price you pay is not affected by the order in which the discounts are given.
3. One Discount is Percent and One is a Dollar Amount: Example 5 shows that when you mix the types of discounts, the order in which they are applied does make a difference in the final price that you pay.

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• Checkpoint Solution

If you spend 20 minutes a week clipping coupons, that amounts to

By saving \$1000 per year, this represents an hourly wage of

which isn't a bad hourly wage. It looks like clipping coupons is worth the effort.

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