Presentation on theme: "Section 8.1 D2 Percents Math in Our World. Learning Objectives Find percent increase or decrease. Evaluate the validity of claims based on percents."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Objectives Find percent increase or decrease. Evaluate the validity of claims based on percents.
Problems Involving Percents Procedure for Finding Percent Increase or Decrease Step 1 Find the amount of the increase or the decrease. Step 2 Make a fraction as shown: Step 3 Change the fraction to a percent.
EXAMPLE 10 Finding a Percent Change A large latte at the Caffeine Connection sells at a regular price of $3.50. Today it is on sale for $3.00. Find the percent decrease in the price.
EXAMPLE 11 Recognizing Misuse of Percents in Advertising A department store advertised that certain merchandise was reduced 25%. Also, an additional 10% discount card would be given to the first 200 people who entered the store on a specific day. The advertisement then stated that this amounted to a 35% reduction in the price of an item. Is the advertiser being honest?