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

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    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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    i am stumped.

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

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    is it 64.48?

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    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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