Posted by **scooby9132002** on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:36pm.

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**, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:40pm
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**, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:48pm
i am stumped.

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**DrBob222**, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:49pm
What's the problem? Can you solve the equation? If you can't, what don't you understand?

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**scooby9132002**, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:52pm
is it 64.48?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:59pm
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.

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