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9-44.

Calculate the sale price of each of the following discounted items.

1. A car originally priced at $15{,}500$ is discounted $25\%$.

Think of this as $15,500 − 2\left(10\% \text{ of } 15{,}500\right) − 5\left(1\% \text{ of } 15{,}500\right)$.

$10\% \text{ of } 15{,}500 \text{ is } 1,550$.
$1\% of 15{,}500 \text{ is } 155$.

$15{,}500 − 2\left(1{,}550\right) − 5\left(155\right)$
$15{,}500 − 3{,}100 − 775$

2. A pair of shoes originally priced at $39$ is discounted $15\%$.

Follow the same steps as part (a).