Posted by **abbie** on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:47pm.

if a shirt is 45 % off and the sale price is 114.95-what is the original cost?

please help me with this formula

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:50pm
100% - 45% = 55% = 0.55

Let x = original cost.

0.55x = 114.95

x = ?

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**abbie**, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:55pm
thank you ms. sue-i am the mom and could not figure the formula out!

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 10:57pm
You're welcome, Abbie :-)

Another way to do approach this problem is to divide 114.95 by 0.55 (which is what the equation does).

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**Roy**, Monday, February 2, 2009 at 9:38pm
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