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  • 4 years ago

At a sale this week, a suit is being sold for $224 . This is 35% of the original price. What is the original price?

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    if you get 35% off you pay 65% of the price. you don't know what the original price is, but you know that \[.65P=224\] so solve via \[P=224\div .65\]

  2. anonymous
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    actually the answer is not $640 but you can find it by dividing with a calculator

  3. anonymous
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    im confused is the answer 344.615?

  4. anonymous
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    Come on cspyder90! Don't you see that this is the same problem that you posted just a couple of minutes ago? The suit is again selling for about 1/3 of the regular price. If you had understood that the original price of the table in previous question was about 3 times what was actually paid, then you would have understood that the original price of this suit was about 3 times what was actually paid.

  5. anonymous
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    Just one more follow up. Luis suggests that the answer is 640 but satellite73 suggests $344.17 (rounded to the nearest cent). I claim the original price should be close to 3 times the sale price. Luis' precise answer meshes well with my rough estimate while satellite73's answer doesn't match up at all. So I go with Luis.

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