# Math 402 Quiz #3

### Jose Reyes

## Dueling Discounts

## 20% OFF V.S $20 OFF

## Sick kicks for the ladies

**1. What coupon should you use?**

**- **For the shoes, the coupon you should use is the $20 off.

**2. Why? **

-The shoes are priced at $39.99 before taxes. With the 20% off you will only be getting a small discount.

**3. Which one do you use and under what conditions? **

- In this case, using the coupon of $20 off is a better deal. After the calculations are worked out 20 dollars comes out to be higher than 50% off the total sum. 50% is a greater deal than 20% if you ask me.

## Big Boy Television

**1. What coupon should you use?**

**-**For the television, the coupon that use be used is the 20% off.

**2. Why? **

**-**Well, because the television is priced at $1499.99 before taxes. Using the coupon for $20 off would only subtract those 20 dollars from the total amount.

**3. Which one do you use and under what conditions?**

**-**Now, on the other hand, its safe to say that $1499.99 is greater than $39.99. So, $20 off to the tv price would only touch the surface of the total price. However, with the 20% off coupon the total sum would be and divide by 20 percent. After the calculations the total amount of the television would be smaller than just taking 20 dollars off.