At a sale this week, a desk is being sold for $584. This is a 27% discount from the original price.What is the original price?
If this is a 27% discount from the original price, then it is pretty simple to get the original price.
27% off is also equal to 73% OF.
That means that if the original price was x, the new price is (73/100)x.
To get back to x, all you need to do is multiply by the reciprocal, which is 100/73.
So (100/73)*584, which is 800.
The original price is $800.