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):

Thats the answer?

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