## Bags of Apples

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# Bags of Apples

Mr. Stevens bought two bags of apples. Each bag had a label saying “25% off.” Mr. Stevens figured out that altogether he saved 50%.

- What mistake in reasoning about percents did Mr. Stevens make?
- Using examples, explain why Mr. Stevens’s reasoning is incorrect.

## Hint:

How did Mr. Stevens come up with the number 50%?