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Posted by **Sofia** on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 4:30pm.

$ 50,000. It was on sale for 5% off.

Original Price?

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:11pmPrice sale - $50 000

Percentage off from original price - 5%

Price off from original price - $2 500 (50 000 x 0.05 = 2 500)

Original price:

50 000 + 2 500 = $52 000

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**Msp**, Friday, January 4, 2008 at 9:40amI believe the reasoning on the 52,000 answer is flawed. This is why. You are not looking for 5% of 50,000 but for 5% of WHAT is 50,000. If you set this up as a ratio-type problem, it would be percent over 100 and is over of (% OF what IS 50,000) therefore the 50,000 would be the denominator and on the percent side, since you are paying 95% of the original price, your problem would look like this 50,000/x = 95/100. When you multiply top to bottom (50,000x100=5.000,0000) then divide by the 95, your answer is 52632, which I believe is the correct answer.

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