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# What was the original price of an item if a discount of 20 p

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What was the original price of an item if a discount of 20 p [#permalink]  31 Jul 2019, 02:29
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What was the original price of an item if a discount of 20 percent reduced the price to \$100 ?

(A) \$80

(B) \$120

(C) \$125

(D) \$150

(E) \$250
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Re: What was the original price of an item if a discount of 20 p [#permalink]  05 Aug 2019, 06:56
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Carcass wrote:
What was the original price of an item if a discount of 20 percent reduced the price to \$100 ?

(A) \$80

(B) \$120

(C) \$125

(D) \$150

(E) \$250

If a price is reduced by 20%, then we will pay 80% of the ORIGINAL price.
Let x = the ORIGINAL price

We can write: 80% of x = \$100
In other words: 0.8x = 100
Solve: x = 100/0.8 = 125

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