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Posted by **jazz** on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:45pm.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:47pmOK, Jazz. It's your turn now. :-) How do you think you'd solve that problem?

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:47pmumm.... like claudia did??? :P

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:48pmI'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**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:49pmno im just kidding i know.. 0.15 x 746.30?

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:51pmwait.. then u subtract that from teh original nubmer??

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:53pmr u still there?? :( did u leavee??

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:58pmI'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**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:59pmoh ur still here yay!!!!!:D im so happy now!

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 10:59pmDoes 0.15 * 746.30 give you a reasonable number?

The computer must originally cost more than 746.30.

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:01pmooo i get it now. so 749.30 x 0.15

then add that to the original number???

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:04pmNope.

100 - 0.15 = 0.85

0.85x = 746.30

x = ?

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:06pmaww 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**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:08pmoh and so x equals 8.78?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:09pmCome on, Jazz. You're looking for the original price of the computer. It must be over $800. Right?

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:12pmahh!! im so confused.

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**Claudia**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:14pmsorry. 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**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:14pmi have no idea. im so sorry.

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**jazz**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:15pmoh im not talking to u claudia, dont 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**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:17pm0.85x = 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**, Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:18pmooooooo!!!!! yes that makes perfect sense!! im sorry my brains not working right now.

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