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1. If a product if priced originally at 14.99, but then reduces in price to 9.99, how much discount is the customer getting? i.e. is is 25% off original price? Thanks./
2. If you do 9.99/14.99, that gives you the percentage of the old price that the new price is. To work out the discount, take the percentage away from 100%.
3. To calculate percentage that deducts away from original price. Let's refer that value to be 'X', we can apply 'original price * multiplier = deducted price'.

The 'multiplier' part is ultimately your 'X' value, this is then a matter of rearranging your values to work out 'X'. So in this case it would be '9.99/14.99'. Then to convert that reduction value into a percentage, you simply multiply it by 100.

Therefore (9.99/14.99) * 100 = 66.64%

So 66.64% is taken off.

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