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?

 Dec 4, 2020

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.

 Dec 4, 2020

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