Bunuel wrote:
Liam has been saving money to buy a trendy but expensive toy. It goes on sale at a local toy store for 15% less than the original price. Before Liam can buy the toy, however, the toy store raises the new price by 20%. If the 15% off sale price was $119 , the final price is what percent of the original price ?
(A) 95%
(B) 98%
(C) 102%
(D) 105%
(E) 120%
Note "If the 15% off sale price was $119" is not useful for us. We only need percentages to calculate percentages.
We decrease the price by 15% first, resulting in 85% of the original price, then increase the price by 20%. Therefore we get 85%*120% = \(\frac{17}{20}*\frac{6}{5} = 102\%\)
Ans: C
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