Posted by I have one question on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 11:45am.
Could someone please help me figure out this question. If I paid $76.08 for something that was 40% off, what was the regular price? I got $127.98 but when I check my answer I am off by 2 cents. What am I doing wrong?

Algebra  Writeacher, Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 12:01pm
76.08/x= 60/100
Cross multiply and simplify if needed.
http://www.aaastudy.com/ratpropcrossx.htm

Algebra  I have one question, Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 12:45pm
I looked at the website but I still do not get this

Algebra  Ms. Sue, Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 2:01pm
76.08/x= 60/100
76.08 * 100 = 60x
7608 = 60x
?? = x
Another way to solve this problem:
.6x = 76.08
x = ??
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