Posted by scooby9132002 on .
amy paid 64.13 for a pair of running shoes during a 35% sale off. what was the regular price.

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DrBob222,
Let x = original price of the shoes.
Then the discount is 0.35x; therefore,
x  0.35x = 65.13.
Solve for x. 
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scooby9132002,
i am stumped.

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DrBob222,
What's the problem? Can you solve the equation? If you can't, what don't you understand?

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scooby9132002,
is it 64.48?

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Ms. Sue,
It can't be 64.48 because that's just a few cents more than the sale price.
I'll do it a little differently. Since it's 35% off, he's paying 65% of the original price.
0.65x = 64.13
0.65x/0.65 = 64.13/0.65
x = 98.66
Let's check that answer.
0.35 * 98.66 = 34.53
98.66  34.53 = 64.13
Yay! It's right! The original price was $98.66.