OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp):

At a sale this week, a table is being sold for 469$. This is a 33% discount from the original price. What is the original price? 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): okay let me figure out the proportion 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): 6700/11 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): That is what I got. 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): now what? 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): Divide 6700 by 11 and round to the nearest hundredth 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): 609.1? 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): That is what I got... but I'm starting to think I set it up wrong. Oh dear... 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): One sec 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): You're finding the original price 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): Yeah, I'm pretty certain I set it up wrong, sorry. https://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/word/finance/Money_Word_Problems.faq.question.541404.html Try this. It uses a similar problem 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): so what do you do? 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): I put 77 instead of 67%. So Take 100-33 to get 67 Then divide 469 by 0.67 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): Yeah, this is definitely right. ^ 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): yea its 700 on the dot 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): yup, sorry I messed it up the first time 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): could you help me out on some more? 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): Yeah sure 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): Frank bought a sofa on sale for$578 . This price was 15% less than the original price. What was the original price?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp):

i found that one its 680$xD 2 years ago OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel): Awesome 2 years ago OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp): At a sale, a suit is being sold for 36% of the regular price. The sale price is$345.60 Whats the original price?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

345.60*0.64

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

whoops divided

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

not multiplied

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp):

540

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

yeah

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp):

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

Yes

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp):

no its not it said incorrect

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

hmm...

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

I'll check my work

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

I really think it's 540. I did it the same as the others... and 540-(540*.36)=345.60

2 years ago
OpenStudy (fredoneedshelp):

its showing as incorrect

2 years ago
OpenStudy (cecil_the_weasel):

I can't help sorry :( Did you accidentally add a space or something?

2 years ago