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A clothing store has discounted the price of a sweater by 20%. If the sale price of the sweater is 49.95, what was the original price

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59.95

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If you got at 20% discount on the sweater, that means you paid 80% of the original price. Here's an algebra equation:
.8x = 49.95, divide 49.95 by .8 to get 62.4375 which rounds to 62.44.

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What you could also do, in another way do this:
20% = 0.20
0.2X49.95$ = 9.99$
Then you add 9.99$ + 49.99$ = 59.98$
That's the answer , the original price is 59.98$

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I'm crying, it would seem that the discount applies to the original price, not the sale price. 20% of 49.95 is not the original discount. Branlegr seems to have a more logical approach.

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