** AIRFARE COSTS AND DISCOUNTS LESSON PLAN**

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Lesson Excerpt:

Everyone loves when the airlines decide to offer their travelers a discount.

Many times these discounts can be calculated using percentages, and sometimes it makes more sense to calculate the discount using a fraction.

**What is a fractional discount?**

A fractional discount is when a percentage is converted from a percentage to a fraction. We use the fraction to calculate the discount we are looking for.

**Let’s look at an Example.**

Example: United Airlines has decided to decrease all of their fares by 20% for the holidays. If the cost of a flight from Boston to Tampa used to be $450.00, what is the new price that travelers will pay with the discount?

**Let’s work this through as a fractional discount.**

First, we need to convert the percentage into a fraction.

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