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A store offers a 15% discount on all items in the store during a sale. All store employees get an additional 10% employee discount. In the equation below, C represents the cost of an item for an employee including tax and x represents the original price of the item:
C = 0.765x + 0.06(0.765x)
Chris is an employee at the store. He plans to buy a coat during the sale. The price of the coat before the discount is $100. How much will Chris pay for the coat during the sale? Remember, do not include the $ symbol.
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Simple, if x represents the original price (aka the price before discount); then all you need to do is substitute x=100 into the equation and solve :D
Please turn off your caps lock in message :)... No C represents the DISCOUNTED price of the coat; whereas x represents the ORIGINAL price. Here the original price is x=100. So you substitute x=100 into the equation and solve.