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Angiedoesschool2275

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The students at Midtown Middle school sold flowers as a fundraiser in September and October. In October, they charged $1.50 for each flower. The October price was a 20% increase of the September price.What was the price of the flowers in September?

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  1. Vocaloid
    • one year ago
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    October price = (1+0.2)*(September price) 1.50 = (1.2)*(September price) solve for September price

  2. Angiedoesschool2275
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    What are the steps to answering the problem? don't understand your message Vocaloid...

  3. Vocaloid
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    "The October price was a 20% increase of the September price." means that October price = (1.2)*(September price) October price = 1.50, therefore 1.50 = (1.2)*(September price) so, what is the September price?

  4. Vocaloid
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    hint: divide both sides of the equation by 1.2

  5. Angiedoesschool2275
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    So basically it's just 1.50 x 1.2?

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    1.50 = (1.2)*(September price) 1.50/1.2 = September price

  7. Angiedoesschool2275
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    So the September price is 1.8?

  8. Vocaloid
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    please look carefully 1.50/1.2 = September price = ?

  9. Vocaloid
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    / means divide

  10. Angiedoesschool2275
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    1.25?

  11. Vocaloid
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    yes

  12. Angiedoesschool2275
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    So the total answer is 1.25? no more steps?

  13. Vocaloid
    • one year ago
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    yes

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