At a sale, dresses were sold for $34 each. This price was 85% of a dress's original price. How much did a dress originally cost?

Guest Aug 31, 2020

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Let the original price be *x*. With what we know, we can say:

**0.85x = 34**

We isolate the "x" by dividing by 0.85:

x = 34/0.85 = **$40**

We now need to check our work:

40 * 0.85 = 34.

And, we solved the problem in the matter of thirty seconds!

have a lovely discounted dress i got for you:

it's a russian one from the 1717...isn't history super sophisticated?

:)

ilorty Sep 1, 2020