The following examples will show you how to calculate the discount price of a $95 pair of shoes using 2 different methods.

The shoes have been discounted by 10% – what is the Discount Price of the shoes?

### Method 1 – How To Calculate The Discount Price

Calculate the discount and take it away from the original price

So the amount of the discount is:

10% of 95

= 0.1 x 95

= 9.5

=$9.50

Then you subtract the discount amount from the original price:

So 95 – 9.5 = 85.5 which means the discount price is $85.50

### Method 2 – How To Calculate The Discount Price

Workout what percentage of the original price you will have to pay and then multiply that by the original price.

If the discount is 10% then what percentage of the original price will you pay?

Answer: 100% – 10% = 90%

So You will pay 90% of $95:

90% of $95

= 0.9 x 95

= 85.5

= $85.50