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10 people ordered dinner and the meal is paid per person (x). 2 people cancelled. the left over people paid an extra $3. What was the original price per person?

miss.bodelz  Jun 19, 2015

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Thanks anon :)

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you could just say that  $3*8 = $24 = the two cancelled people so...  each person was $12

Melody  Jun 19, 2015
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I assume the $3 extra per person is meant to make the total amount paid the same as before.

10 * Original cost = x

(8 * Original cost) + (8 * $3) = x

thus: 10 * original cost = (8 * Original cost) + (8 * $3)

2 * Original cost = 8 * $3 = $24

Hence Original cost = $12

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Thanks anon :)

Or

you could just say that  $3*8 = $24 = the two cancelled people so...  each person was $12

Melody  Jun 19, 2015

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