Posted by jazz on .
the sale price of a computer at 15% off is $746.30. What is the regular price?

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Ms. Sue,
OK, Jazz. It's your turn now. :) How do you think you'd solve that problem?

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jazz,
umm.... like claudia did??? :P

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Ms. Sue,
I'm don't think so. I think she had an error so I deleted her post.
Besides, I want you to think about this problem. <g> 
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jazz,
no im just kidding i know.. 0.15 x 746.30?

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jazz,
wait.. then u subtract that from the original nubmer??

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jazz,
r u still there?? :( did u leavee??

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Ms. Sue,
I'm still here. I'm not a math teacher so I had to take some time to figure this one out. I'll post again in a couple of minutes.

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jazz,
oh ur still here yay!!!!!:D im so happy now!

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Ms. Sue,
Does 0.15 * 746.30 give you a reasonable number?
The computer must originally cost more than 746.30. 
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jazz,
ooo i get it now. so 749.30 x 0.15
then add that to the original number??? 
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Ms. Sue,
Nope.
100  0.15 = 0.85
0.85x = 746.30
x = ? 
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jazz,
aww man i was sure i had it.hehe guess not! good thing u were here.thks so much for all of this!!

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jazz,
oh and so x equals 8.78?

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Ms. Sue,
Come on, Jazz. You're looking for the original price of the computer. It must be over $800. Right?

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jazz,
ahh!! im so confused.

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Claudia,
sorry. not trying to be rude
but now im confused. :/
we are working in our class in
something related to this.
so wouldnt an increase in 15% be a multiplier of 1.15
so you do 746.30*1.15= 858.24
or another way i solve it is
by doing 746.30*.15=111.94
so then u add 746.30+111.94
= 858.24
so what im i doing wrong.
why was my answer wrong.
can you please help. im doing
homework over this and i dont
want to get it wrong 
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jazz,
i have no idea. im so sorry.

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jazz,
oh im not talking to u claudia, don't worry. ill try and help but im not so good at this. im sure ms sue could help u though!

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Ms. Sue,
0.85x = 746.30
x = ?
x = 746.3 / 0.85
x = 878
The original price of the computer was $878.
Doesn't that make sense now? 
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jazz,
ooooooo!!!!! yes that makes perfect sense!! im sorry my brains not working right now.

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Ms. Sue,
Good night Jazz. Get a good night's sleep and it will look better in the morning. <g>

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jazz,
alright thx soo much this was great help u don't no how much this means to me. goodnight!