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A jacket is discounted 45% on Monday. It is then discounted on Friday another 20%. If the sale price on Friday (after the discount) is $31.68, what is the original cost of the jacket?

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  1. anonymous
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    come up with equation....

  2. anonymous
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    let x be the original price

  3. anonymous
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    price on monday would be .45x

  4. anonymous
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    that would be the amount off

  5. anonymous
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    im not understanding though, ive got x= .45x + .20x + 31.68???

  6. anonymous
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    sorry about the wait... dog got outside.

  7. anonymous
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    ok so where were we.. yeah so the equation is going to look like this:

  8. anonymous
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    x-.45x-.2(x-.45x)=31.68

  9. anonymous
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    -.45x is going to give you the amount of the discount

  10. anonymous
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    -.2(x-.45x) is going to give you the second discount.

  11. anonymous
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    putting everything together you will get: Original price- discounted price-the second discount=final sale price

  12. anonymous
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    all you have to do is solve for x

  13. anonymous
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    hope it helps

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