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# A new laptop computer is on sale for $525.00, which is 25% off of its original price. What was the original price of the computer? 0 729 6 A new laptop computer is on sale for$525.00, which is 25% off of its original price. What was the original price of the computer?

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Wait we HAVE to include the work? I didn't know that... Im new to this website.

DakotaTheRul3R  Mar 11, 2015
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CAN'T FIGURE OUT RIGHT ANSWER! JUST IGNORE!

DakotaTheRul3R  Mar 11, 2015
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Dakota, please include working because otherwise the asker cannot learn anything :)

If you write another post below this one I will give you the points :)

Melody  Mar 11, 2015
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Wait we HAVE to include the work? I didn't know that... Im new to this website.

DakotaTheRul3R  Mar 11, 2015
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Yes i know that you are new Dakota,  welcome to the forum, I hope you like it here.

Please don't mind me giving you so much direction :/

But if I don't tell you what we want you will never know.

Melody  Mar 11, 2015
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But Dakota, if the original sale price was $656.25 (as you said) then the discount would be $${\mathtt{0.25}}{\mathtt{\,\times\,}}{\mathtt{656.25}} = {\frac{{\mathtt{2\,625}}}{{\mathtt{16}}}} = {\mathtt{164.062\: \!5}}$$$164.06    (to the nearest cent)

and the reduced price would be

$${\mathtt{656.25}}{\mathtt{\,-\,}}{\mathtt{164.06}} = {\mathtt{492.19}}$$

BUT the reduced price in the question was     $525 So something seems to be incorrect Can you work out your error. Melody Mar 11, 2015 #6 +93664 +5 Hey Dakota, arn't you going to fix this one? Here is a hint: The original price is 100% it has been discounted by 25% so the new price is 75% of the origional price. so 75% of X =$525

Can you take it from there?          (๑‵●‿●‵๑)

Melody  Mar 11, 2015