ACT Question of the Day #36

A DVD player with a list price of $100 is marked down 30%. If John gets an employee discount of 20% off the sale price, how much does John pay for the DVD player?

A.  $86.00
B.  $77.60
C.  $50.00
D.  $44.00
E.  $56.00


The correct answer is:  E.  $56.00

How to get to this answer:  100(0.70) = 70 is the amount that would be paid if the DVD was marked down 30%, but there is another discount of 20%, so the price is going to be 80% of the marked-down price. The price will be 70(0.80) = 56.