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?
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?