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Nick is buying a birthday present for a friend The gift is on sale for 40% off. He has a coupon for an additional 20% off the sale price. Write an expression to represent the cost of the gift. Then write your expression in another form to show what percent of the original price Nick will pay for his gift.

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Let x = original price for the gift. The gift is on sale for 40% off. The sale price is x - 0.4x = 0.6x. With a coupon for an additional 20% off the sale price, the new price is 0.6x - 0.2(0.6x) = 0.6x - 0.12x = 0.48x The cost of the gift is 048x, where x = the original price. The overall percent of the original cost is 48% Answer: The discounted cost of the gift is 0.48x. Nick pays 48% of the original price for the gift. x = the original price of the gift.

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