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In a certain shop, notebooks that normally sell for 59 cents each are on sale at 2 for 99 cents. How much can be saved by purchasing 10 dollars of these notebooks at the sale price?

I don't understand:

  • either notebooks normally sell 59 cents, each one is sold at 2 (amount) for 99 cents,
  • or if we sell 2 of them, price for them is 99 cents?
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Previously, $1$ notebook costs $59$ cents. Now, $2$ notebooks cost $99$ cents together. That means if we buy $10$ notebooks now, we spend $5$ times of $99$ cents.

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thank you very much,i have undertsood now,so it means saved would be 590-495? – dato datuashvili Sep 26 '12 at 17:43

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