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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Algebra: The price of an item is increased by 45%; by what percent must we reduce the price to get back to 50% of the original price? (algebraic solution)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

you have any more details?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

no, thats the only information stated in the question.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

iam so sorry iam tryin my best its killing me

OpenStudy (anonymous):

lol, its ok :) thnx for trying xD

OpenStudy (anonymous):

bump it i asked someone for help

Parth (parthkohli):

If it's increased by 45%, then it'd be selling at 145% of its original price.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

its not "bumpable" yet, but i thing the person you sent came :) Thanks xD

Parth (parthkohli):

Lol I ain't a person ;P I am THE PARTH

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Sorry, my mistake :P Lol xD

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so u need the original price? ive had a hard time trying to figure it out

Parth (parthkohli):

\(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow x + {45x \over 100} = {145x \over 100} }\)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yea, but its 50% of the original price...its an annoying question an di have an exam tommorow :P

Parth (parthkohli):

To get 50x/100, we must reduce 95%...hmm

Parth (parthkohli):

\(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow {145x \over 100} - {50x \over 100} = {95x \over 100} }\)

Parth (parthkohli):

I'm not sure about that...let's take a price.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

is X the original price?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yeah...i think... :/

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Wait no yeah it is :)

Parth (parthkohli):

Let's say it is 100 dollars. Then it'd be increased by 45% and that'd become 145. \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow 145 - {x \over 100} = 50 }\) \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow -{x \over 100} = -95 }\) I was correct :D x/100 = 95 so 95 percent

Parth (parthkohli):

Who gave you the medal, orpheus?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

good luck with that test tomorrow :)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Maniqueen

OpenStudy (anonymous):

i dun deserve it anyway

OpenStudy (anonymous):

but thanks

Parth (parthkohli):

Wait a sec \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow 145 \times {x \over 100} = 50 }\) \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow 145x = 5000 }\) \(\Large \color{Black}{\Rightarrow x = 34.48\% }\) Hmmm so it is 34.48 actually

OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh, i gave it because before orpheus was the only one helping so yea... i ould love to give both of you one but you cant :( You deserve it to Parth. But thanks to both of you alot, you really helped xD

Parth (parthkohli):

@Maniqueen123 You're not allowed to medal someone until he/she gives an explanation.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

i was trying my best actually but please dun get us banned...

Parth (parthkohli):

No lol I won't

OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh i didnt know :( but wouldnt it be mean to just take it away, i wanna give you one too, but you cant :P

OpenStudy (anonymous):

well take it away np... its carved up my heart :)

Parth (parthkohli):

Ok wait I'll give you one @orpheus_180 :)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh cmon iam a total idiot

OpenStudy (anonymous):

you guys flatter me ;'''(

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Lol, no its just that niceness always wins ;) So tysm you really helped xD

Parth (parthkohli):

Lol I didn't get it yet.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh srry wait, orpheus, snce parth gave you one, cud i take one away and give it to him to be fair...?

Parth (parthkohli):

Hmm...yes that'd be complete fairness hehe

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yay, now you guys are equal, we all are happy :)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Oh yea so the answer is 34.48%... right?

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