Answer (Short method): The original price is 100%. If the discount is 15%, then the discounted price = 100% – 15% = 85%. Discounted price
= 85% of $200
= $170

Example Two - Finding Percent Discount

Coco received a discount of $20 on a pair of shoes originally marked $50. What percent discount is this?

Q1. As a regular customer at a hardware store, Bob receives a discount of 30%. How much does he pay for timber originally priced at $400?
Q2. Alana receives a discount of 10% and pays only $900 for a kayak. What was the original price?
Q3. If a discount of $50 is given for a set of water skis originally priced at $500, what percent discount is this?