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After receiving a 25% discount, Sue paid $180 for a lawnmowe

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After receiving a 25% discount, Sue paid $180 for a lawnmower. What is the original price of the lawnmower before the discount?

A. $215
B. $220
C. $225
D. $240
E. $245

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After receiving a 25% discount, Sue paid $180 for a lawnmower. What is the original price of the lawnmower before the discount?

A. $215
B. $220
C. $225
D. $240
E. $245



Let x = original price
After receiving 25% discount the price is $180

Therefore it can written as (x-0.25x)= 180 (since 25% discount)

or 0.75x = 180

or x = $240
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Re: After receiving a 25% discount, Sue paid $180 for a lawnmowe [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2020, 06:23
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Bunuel wrote:
After receiving a 25% discount, Sue paid $180 for a lawnmower. What is the original price of the lawnmower before the discount?

A. $215
B. $220
C. $225
D. $240
E. $245

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Let x = the original price (BEFORE the discount)

If Sue received a 25% discount, then she paid 75% of the original price.
In other words, she paid 75% of x
We're told she paid $180, so we can write: 75% of x = $180
Or we can write: 0.75x = 180
Solve: x = 180/0.75 = $240

Answer: D

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