Pets Plus and Pet Planet are having a sale on the same aquarium. At Pets Plus the aquarium is on sale for 30% off the original price and at Pet Planet it is discounted by 25%.

Pets Plus and Pet Planet are having a sale on the same aquarium. At Pets Plus the aquarium is on sale for 30% off the original price and at Pet Planet it is discounted by 25%.

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Ratios, rates, proportions
asked 2021-01-22

Pets Plus and Pet Planet are having a sale on the same aquarium. At Pets Plus the aquarium is on sale for 30% off the original price and at Pet Planet it is discounted by 25%. If the sales tax rate is 8%, which store has the lower sale price? How much will you save by buying the aquarium there? Round to the nearest cent.

\(\begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline \text{Store} \\ \hline \text{Pets Plus} & 118\\ \hline \text{Pet Planet} & 110\\ \hline \end{array}\)

Answers (1)

2021-01-23
At Pets Plus, the sale price is: $118-0.3(%118)+0.08($118)=$92.04
At Pets Planet, the sale price is: $110-0.25($110)+0.08($110)=$91.30
Hence, Pet Planet has the lower sale price. It is lower by $92.04-$91.30=$0.74
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