The price of allrail tickets increased by 5%.
The price of a rail ticket from London to Ipswich increased by £2.30
Work out the price of the ticket before the increase
Explaination please, thanks in advance.
x is the original price of the tickets.
So, the new price, after the increase of tickets is 1.05x. Since the price of a rail ticket increased by £2.30, we know that £2.30 is 5% of the initial ticket price.
So the original ticket price is 2.30/0.05=£46