# Discount Calculator

## Calculator Use

Calculate the discount percentage for list price of an item. Input list price and paid price to calculate percent off. Answer is provided as discount percent off list price.

### Discount Price Calculation

The formula to calculate discount percentage is list price minus paid price, divided by list price. Multiply the result by 100 to get the answer as percent discount.

This calculator uses the formula:

Where:

- L = List price
- P = Price paid
- D = Discount percentage

### Sample Discount Percentage Calculation

James bought a vintage lava lamp at a sale price of $89.63. The original price was $165.99. What was the percentage discount on the original price of the lava lamp?

Using the formula above, list price = L = 165.99, and price paid = P = 89.63.

James got a 46% discount on the lava lamp.

**Cite this content, page or calculator as:**

Furey, Edward "Discount Calculator"; from *http://www.calculatorsoup.com* - Online Calculator Resource.