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Beth visits a large department store during the January sales. She spots these two sale stickers. Which one has the larger percentage reduction? Was $39.99 Now $25! Or Normal price $52 Take 35% off!

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Beth visits a large department store during the January sales. She spots these two sale stickers. Which one has the larger percentage reduction?
Was $39.99
Now $25!
Or
Normal price $52
Take 35% off!
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To compare the percentage reductions, let's calculate:
For the first sticker:
Original price = $39.99
Sale price = $25
Percentage reduction = ((Original price - Sale price) / Original price) * 100
For the second sticker:
Original price = $52
Reduction = 35%
Sale price = Original price - (Reduction * Original price)
Comparing the calculated percentages will tell us which item has the larger reduction. Let's do the math:
Percentage reduction for the first sticker:
((39.99 - 25) / 39.99) * 100 ≈ 37.5%
Percentage reduction for the second sticker:
Sale price = 52 - (0.35 * 52) = 52 - 18.2 = $33.8
Percentage reduction = ((52 - 33.8) / 52) * 100 ≈ 35%
The first sticker has the larger percentage reduction, approximately 37.5% compared to approximately 35%

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