anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[670=x+0.35x\] solving the equation for x gives: \[x=496.3\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it costs $496.3
anonymous
  • anonymous
how did u solve for x what did u do show me

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anonymous
  • anonymous
well x+0.35x=670 => 1.35x=670 x=670/1.35=496.3 make sense?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes i have to do all of this without a calculator
anonymous
  • anonymous
you should
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you know how I got the equation in the first place?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no see i have a learning disability and sometimes things are a little complicating for me to understand.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok i got it now thank you so much :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
you're welcome :)

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