# A pair of Levi 501 Jeans go on sale from $50 to$45. What is the percent decrease?

Jul 14, 2016

The jeans are discounted at 10% off.

#### Explanation:

$45 is what percent of$50

$45 = n%($50)

($45)/($50) = (n%cancel($50))/(cancel($50))

.90 = n%

90% = n

Since the original price of $50 represents the 100% price and$45 represents 90% of that price the discount is

100% - 90% = 10%

The jeans are discounted at 10% off.