Let me remind you of the question.
The cost of tires is $60.00 with a 30% discount for 6 pairs or more. How much would it cost to replace the tires of 5 cars (not including spares)?
Let me tell you how I figured this out. This might get a little elementary at times, please bear with me.
5 cars would have 20 tires. 20 tires would be 10 pairs which is more than 6 pairs and the discount says '6 PAIRS or more' so take the 10 pairs times $60.00 and that equals $600.00 (quit judging me right now!) then take 600 times .30 (the discount) and the answer is 180. Soo subtract the 180 from 600 and you get $420!!! wahoo I did it.
Matt checked my answers, "You got the tire one wrong."
"What!? No I didn't!! You are wrong! Look at it, the question makes you think in order to GET the discount they have to be bought in PAIRS!! 6 PAIRS it says!"
"No, you don't work the problem as pairs, you multiply... " blah blah blah blah, I'm smarter than you, blah puck blah is what I heard after that b/c I quit listening.
AND so have you know, I did this test all alone, just me and my tingling leg, arm and mushy brain.
So for those of you, Kara, who came up with $420, you receive the award for 'Trying To Score The Best Deal.'
And for those of you who agree with Matt you get ummm to imagine me drinking a chai latte while you paid $840 dollars for tires and I paid $420.
No really, you got the job and Kara and I didn't.