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A local college bookstore paid a net price of $12,500 for textbooks for the coming semester. The publisher offered a trade discount of 20%. The publisher's original list price was
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discount of 20% means 20% off -- 100% -20% = 80%
so 12,500 represents 80% of original price
0.8*P = 12,500
So the answer would be $15,625.
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