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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

how do i figure the original price... Mark paid $664 for a suit that was discounted 20%. What was the original price?

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  1. bahrom7893
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    Okay so mark paid 20% less, which means that the suit cost him 80% of the original

  2. bahrom7893
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    So: $664 - 80% $x - 100%

  3. bahrom7893
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    x = (cross multiply and divide by what's left) = 664*100/80

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    x = $830

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    please click on become a fan if i helped, thanks! =)

  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    i know thats the answer im confused how to set it up..is it 664/100 times x/100

  7. anonymous
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    bahrom, always trying to get fans, lol

  8. anonymous
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    right basically, what bahrom has done is he knows that you have 80% of the original cost, so he has made it so that you can work out what 1 % costs you then times it by 100 to get it to 100% (i.e. the original price)

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    • 5 years ago
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    ok thanks

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