Edwin is correct, they do have enough Explanation : Edwin is correct because you would get the discounted then add tax to find out the total discounted price. They do have enough, I know this because when you follow the same procedure as Edwin [(26.50*0.75)(1.1)] it would end up being $21.86.
Maria and Edwin have $23.00 each to spend at a book fair, where all students receive a 25% discount. They both want to purchase a copy of the same book, which normally sells for $26.50 plus 10% sales tax. To check if she has enough to purchase the book, Maria takes 25% of $26.50 and subtracts that amount from the normal price. She takes 10% of the discounted selling price and adds it back to find the purchase amount. Edwin takes 75% of the normal purchase price and then computes 110% of the reduced price. Is Maria correct? Is Edwin correct? Do they have enough money to purchase the book? Explain your answer using complete sentences.