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jim is able to sell a hand carved statue for $670 which was a 35% profit over his cost. How much did his statue originally cost?

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  1. anonymous
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    \[670=x+0.35x\] solving the equation for x gives: \[x=496.3\]

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    so it costs $496.3

  3. anonymous
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    how did u solve for x what did u do show me

  4. anonymous
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    well x+0.35x=670 => 1.35x=670 x=670/1.35=496.3 make sense?

  5. anonymous
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    yes i have to do all of this without a calculator

  6. anonymous
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    you should

  7. anonymous
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    do you know how I got the equation in the first place?

  8. anonymous
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    no see i have a learning disability and sometimes things are a little complicating for me to understand.

  9. anonymous
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    nah you don't.. it's as you said that 670 is the original cost plus 35% profit.. so considering x the original cost we will have: 670=x+35%(x) which is the same as 670=x+0.35x I hope it's clear

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    ok i got it now thank you so much :D

  11. anonymous
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    you're welcome :)

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