Hi Guest,

Since a dictionary costs $12 *before the discount*, and we're trying to calculate the discount in dollar amounts...

We multiply the **original price** of the dictionary to the thirty percent that we're getting off.

Therefore, \($12 \cdot \frac{30}{100}\) will result in our answer.

Simplifying, our result is

= \(\frac{$12*30}{100}\)

= \(\frac{$360}{100}\)

= \($3.6\)

\(\therefore\) The dollar amount of the discount we recieve is $3.6.

I hope this helped! Let me know if you have any questions :)