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After a 15% discount, the price of a computer was $612. Wha

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After a 15% discount, the price of a computer was $612. Wha [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2018, 03:40
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After a 15% discount, the price of a computer was $612. What was the price of the computer before the discount?

(A) $108.00
(B) $520.20
(C) $703.80
(D) $720.00
(E) $744.00
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Re: After a 15% discount, the price of a computer was $612. Wha [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2018, 01:32
Let the price of the computer is X

X*.75=612
X=612/.75 =720
Answer is D.
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Re: After a 15% discount, the price of a computer was $612. Wha [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2018, 13:38
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Explanation

Call the original price x. That price is discounted by 15% to get 612:

0.85x = \$612
x = \$720

Do not add 15% of $612 to $612. The 15% figure is a percent of the unknown original number, not of $612.
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