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?

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 12:01pm
76.08/x= 60/100

Cross multiply and simplify if needed.

http://www.aaastudy.com/rat-prop-crossx.htm

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

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**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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