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I believe I have the formula wrong for this one, because it doesn't check out. Amy paid $54.77 for a pair of running shoes during a 25% off sale. What was the regular price? I used the formula 54.77 = 25% * m where m is the regular price got 219.08 for the regular price and it doesn't sound right

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    Price - Price(%off) = Paid for price

  2. amistre64
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    Price(1-.25) = 54.77 Price = 54.77/.75

  3. amistre64
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    73.02 or 73.03

  4. amistre64
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    another way to look at it is to divide 54.77 by 3 and then add 54.77 back to it. That gives you 1/4 + 3/4 = 1

  5. amistre64
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    73.026 same price lol

  6. anonymous
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    i never would have figured that one out! I did the check and it works out! 73.03 x 25% = 18.26 73.03 - 18.26 = 54.77

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