Find Original Price

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    nycmathguy

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    What is the best way to find the original price of an item?

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    original price - discount= sales price

    original price is x
    sales price is $59.50
    discount is 30% of x =>0.30x


    x-0.30x=59.50
    0.70x=59.50
    x=59.50/0.70
    x=85.00
    original price is $85.00
     
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    Thank you. Do you realize how many people go shopping every passing day and have no clue how to find the original price of items after a discount? I can't count that high, honestly.
     
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    Why would people want or need to know the original price? All they are concerned with is the current price compared to the perceived value of the item.
     
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    True in real life but in the world of math it is a legit thread.
     
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