# Define a variable and an equation for the situation - Why Division and not multiplocation equation?

Dwight wants to buy a camera that is on sale for 25% off. The original price of the camera is \$300. What is the amount of the discount? Define a variable, write an equation and solve algebraically.

The expected solution is a division equation

Why is a multiplication equation an incorrect solution ? Let d = amount of discount;

d = 0.25 x 300

$$d=0.25 \times 300 = \frac{1}{4}\times 300 = \frac{300}{4}$$