How to Calculate Percentage Discount - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the formula for calculating percentage discount?

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1. What is the final price of an item discount at 45% off that normally sells for $65.00?

2. Which expression shows the shortcut method to find 40% off $70.00?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding and ability to solve problems that include finding percentage discounts with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource reviews what you know about the formula used and checks if you can solve for different parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to test what you know about:

  • The formula for calculating a percentage discount
  • Finding the price of an item after a discount
  • The shortcut method
  • Calculating the original price from a discounted value

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the equation for percentage discounts to answer a question about it
  • Problem solving - use your understanding of the formula for finding percentage discounts to correctly solve sample problems
  • Information recall - see if you remember the shortcut for finding percentage discounts

Additional Learning

There is a full overview on this topic in the provided lesson, How to Calculate Percentage Discount. In this lesson, you will find a more detailed account of:

  • The first step in using the percentage discount formula
  • The type of units in the answer
  • Why the shortened method works
  • Example problems to follow
  • Finding the percentage instead of the discount