After this video lesson, you’ll know how to calculate a 10 percent discount easily. We’ll go over the steps of calculating a 10 percent discount and look at a real-world example.

## The Steps

A **discount** is a deduction from a certain amount.

So being able to calculate a discount tells you how much money off of a certain dollar amount you’re taking. To calculate a 10 percent discount, there are only two steps you need to follow.**Step 1** is to convert your percentage to a decimal. To convert your 10 percent into a decimal, you divide by 100.

10 / 100 = 0.1This tells you that 10 percent as a decimal is 0.1. If you can remember that 10 percent is 0.1, you’ll be able to solve this type of problem quickly and easily, no matter what your original amount is.

**Step 2** is to multiply your original price by your decimal. When you are working with a 10 percent discount, you will always multiply your original price by 0.1, which is 10 percent as a decimal. When we put these steps together, we get the **formula for calculating a 10 percent discount**, which is:original price * 0.

1 = discount

## The Solution

Now that we know the formula, let’s practice using it to find a 10 percent discount when the original price for an item is $14.First, you convert your 10 percent into a decimal, which we already know gives you 0.1. Next, you multiply your original price by your decimal. Our calculation is:$14 * 0.1 = $1.40So, a 10 percent discount off of $14 gives you a discount of $1.

40. Not bad.

## Real-World Example

Now, let’s look at a real-world example of calculating a 10 percent discount.Joey is looking at this new smartwatch that he wants to buy. It costs $359 and it comes with all the apps that he uses. He can check stock prices, check flight information, and shop online through this watch.

Just yesterday though, Joey received an advertisement in the mail telling him that this watch will be 10 percent off in a week! That’s perfect for Joey as he is getting paid in a week. He’ll have the money to pay for this watch. But how much of a discount will Joey get with this 10 percent? How much will Joey save? Let’s calculate our 10 percent discount.

First, we convert the 10 percent into a decimal, which gives us 0.1.Second, we multiply 0.1 by the original purchase price of $359. So $359 * 0.

1 = $35.90.Joey will save $35.90 off the original purchase price of the watch. What a deal!

## Lesson Summary

There are two steps to calculating a 10 percent discount:

**Step 1**is to convert your percentage to a decimal, the formula for which is 10 / 100 = 0.1.So 10 percent as a decimal is 0.1.

**Step 2**is to multiply your original price by your decimal.

When we put these steps together, then we get the **formula for calculating a 10 percent discount**, which is original price * 0.1 = discount.

## How to Calculate a 10 Percent Discount

- Convert 10 percent to a decimal (= 0.1)
- Multiply the original price by 0.1

## Learning Outcome

With the knowledge you’ve gathered from this lesson, you could be able to calculate a 10 percent discount on a given price.