# MATH

posted by
**GOGO** on
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Marys landlord raised her rent 25%.if her new rent is $500,how much did she pay before the increase?

A.$375

B.$400

C.$425

D.475

FOR EACH ANSWER,CALCULATE WHAT THE PERCENT INCREASE WOULD BE IF THE RENT IS RAISED TO $500.

WHAT STRATEGY DID YOU USE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLE? EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS?

Here was my strategy: I did in my head, asking what number times 1.25 equals 500.