During a clearance sale, a retailer discounted the original price of its TVs by \(25\%\) for the first two weeks of the month, then for the remainder of the month further reduced the price by taking \(20\%\) off the sale price. For those who purchased TVs during the last week of the month, what percent of the original price did they have to pay?

A. \(40\%\)

B. \(45\%\)

C. \(55\%\)

D. \(60\%\)

E. \(62.5\%\)

Answer: D

Source: Veritas Prep

## During a clearance sale, a retailer discounted the original price of its TVs by \(25\%\) for the first two weeks of the

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You can just imagine a TV costs $100. After the initial 25% discount, the TV costs $75, and if this new price is discounted by 20%, or by $15, the final price is $60, which is 60% of the original price.

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