# Percent word problem help

• October 1st 2009, 02:03 PM
Math Noob
Percent word problem help
Ms. Grace is buying a car with a sticker price of $23,874.Her total discount is 12% How much will she pay for the car? Now im trying to figure this out using the amount,base, and rate method but I can't seem to get a right answer, can some one give me some details on how would I break this problem down? • October 1st 2009, 02:13 PM skeeter Quote: Originally Posted by Math Noob Ms. Grace is buying a car with a sticker price of$23,874.Her total discount is 12% How much will she pay for the car?

she will pay 88% of \$23874
• October 1st 2009, 02:47 PM
Math Noob
that doesn't help at all of course she paying 88% but i need to figure out how much will she pay in total after subtracting the 12%, well i need the break down
• October 1st 2009, 02:56 PM
pickslides
Thanks Skeeter!

She will pay $\frac{88}{100}\times \23,874$
• October 1st 2009, 03:00 PM
Math Noob
ok now i understand thanks.