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Posted by **Kaylee** on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 6:14pm.

I know that you have to find the original prices of the shoes, then, add that together, then add the percents together, and find the total percent, correct?

I don't know how to get to the original price, or how to find the end percent. Can anyone help?

Thanks!

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 8:44pmTo find the original price:

Since the price for the first pair is 20% off the original price, you're actually paying 80% of the original price.

0.8x = 64

x = 64/0.8

x = 80

Using the same method, find the original price of the second pair.

We'll be glad to check your answer.

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**Kaylee**, Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 9:19pmwould the second pair be $120?

then you add those together, and that equals $200.

Here's were I'm stuck.

Would you make the $200 a percent then subtract it by the sum of the 80% and 60%? your answer would be 50%.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 9:42pmYes. The original price of the second pair was $120 -- so the two pairs of shoes together would have cost $200.

But you paid only paid $136 for the twopairs.

To find the percent of discount for both pairs:

$200 - 136 = $64

64/200 = .32 = 32%

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**Kaylee**, Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 9:46pmOh THANK YOU!!! i've benn so confused!

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