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A dress has been reduced in price by 15% to \$12. What was the original price of the dress (to the nearest cent) before it was marked down.

kazza1969  Mar 28, 2015

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The original price minus 15% of that price is \$12.00.

Let p represent the original price; then we get:  p - 0.15p  =  12.00

Simplify:                                                                       .85p  =  12.00

Divide by 0.85                                                                    p  =  \$14.12

geno3141  Mar 28, 2015
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The original price minus 15% of that price is \$12.00.

Let p represent the original price; then we get:  p - 0.15p  =  12.00

Simplify:                                                                       .85p  =  12.00

Divide by 0.85                                                                    p  =  \$14.12

geno3141  Mar 28, 2015
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That is a really good explanation - thanks Geno

Melody  Mar 28, 2015

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