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# I have two objects, the cheapest I pay it dollar, what is the discount at most?

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I have two objects, the cheapest I pay it 1 dollar, what is the discount at most?

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The cheapest discount is 100%.

I often find places where I get the item free and they also pay me $20 to buy it. Jul 30, 2017 #3 +3731 0 its wron.g... Jul 30, 2017 #4 0 It’s not wrong. You don’t understand because you are smoking pot, or you are just a natural space cadet. Jul 30, 2017 #5 +7347 +2 But....he said, "the cheapest I pay it 1 dollar". So.....if the cheapest price is 1 dollar, then it can't be at a 100% discount. hectictar Jul 30, 2017 edited by hectictar Jul 30, 2017 edited by hectictar Jul 30, 2017 #6 0 That’s true in this world, but in alternate realities, it can be anything. His question has an alternate reality to it, so an answer from an alternate reality seems apropos. I came up with the answer without smoking any pot. Maybe that would have helped in matching the answer to the question. Guest Jul 30, 2017 #7 +3731 0 it's 50%...s Jul 30, 2017 #8 0 That’s a good answer too. But how do you know that is the discount in this world? If you count the$20 rebate then the discount is minus 1900%

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I'm with our guest on this one.

Your question does not make sense tetre :/

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Wow, this question is stirring up a prolonged controversy! I have a major issue with this problem, however.

1. We have no information about these objects.

This means that the combined price of both objects can be $$10000$$ or vastly larger. The problem does not give any boundaries to their combined price whatsoever. In this example, this would result in a discount of $$99.99\%$$--not $$100\%$$.

Something I can deduce is that the discount must be less than $$100\%$$ as a $$100\%$$ discount would mean that the item is free.

Therefore, the maximum discount must be $$99.99\%\leq x<100\%$$, or bounded between 99.99% and 100%.

After all of this pondering and contemplating with the current language of the problem, I still feel as if the problem is nonsensical.

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