# SOLUTION: a dvd player originally cost \$150. It is on sale for \$72.50. what is the percent of the discount, rounded to the nearest tenth of the percent?

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 Question 237676: a dvd player originally cost \$150. It is on sale for \$72.50. what is the percent of the discount, rounded to the nearest tenth of the percent?Answer by nerdybill(6958)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! a dvd player originally cost \$150. It is on sale for \$72.50. what is the percent of the discount, rounded to the nearest tenth of the percent? . Let x = the discount then 150 - 150x = 72.50 150(1- x) = 72.50 1-x = 0.48333 -x = -0.5167 x = 0.5167 . Multiply by 100 to get the percentage: x = 0.5167*100 x = 51.7%