# A woman went to a sale with a coupon that gave her a twenty percent discount on certain items. She bought a sweater and a skirt that qualified for the discount. The regular price for both items would be $$\160.00$$ . What price did the woman pay for the clothing she bought?

$$\128.00$$

Explanation

Since the unit factor of $$\160.00$$ contains a decimal point, it is better to convert the 20 percent into a decimal figure, too. The 20 percent converted to a decimal number is written $$20 \times \160.00$$ or$$\32.00$$. She saves $$\32.00$$. However, the question asks what price the woman paid for the clothing after the discount is applied. Therefore, you must subtract $$\32.00$$ from 160.00. Choice "1" is the correct answer. $$\160.00 - \32.00 = \128.00$$ Total price paid.