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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?

 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?

 

:)

 Sep 1, 2020

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