You show your student identification at a local restaurant in order to receive a 5% discount. You spend $12 for your meal at the restaurant. How much would your meal cost without the discount?

knownhappyman68
Oct 4, 2017

#1**+1 **

Let C be the cost without the discount

And the amount of the discount is 5% of this = .05C

So

Full Price - Discount = Final cost

C - .05C = 12

.95C = 12 divide both sides by ,95

C = 12/ .95 ≈ $12.63

CPhill
Oct 4, 2017

#2**+1 **

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knownhappyman68
Oct 4, 2017