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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 lawnmowe [#permalink]  20 Nov 2017, 10:34
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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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Re: After receiving a 25% discount, Sue paid \$180 for a lawnmowe [#permalink]  01 Dec 2017, 22:31
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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

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]  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

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