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# Kareem cannot decide which of two washing machines to buy. The selling price of each is $495. The first is marked down by 30%. The second is marked down by 20% with an additional 10% off. Find the sale price of each washing machine. Use pencil and paper. Explain why Kareem should buy the first washing machine rather than the second if the machines are the same except for the selling price.The sale price of the first washing machine is $nothing.(Round to the nearest dollar as needed.) (Then find the second one please)

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Answer:See explanationStep-by-step explanation:The selling price is $495.The first washing machine: - is marked down by 30%$495 - 100%$x - 100% - 30% = 70%Find the value of x:[tex]x=\$495\cdot 0.7=\$346.50\approx \$347[/tex]The second washing machine: - is marked down by 20% with an additional 10% off$495 - 100%$y - 100% - 20% = 80%Find y:[tex]y=\$495\cdot 0.8=\$396[/tex]Now,$396 - 100%$z - 100% - 10% = 90%Find z:[tex]z=\$396\cdot 0.9=\$356.40\approx \$356[/tex]Thus, the sale price of the first washing machine is $347 and the sale price of the second washing machine is $356. The second machine is more expensive.