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Posted by on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:16pm.

a new automobile depreciated 20% of its value after 1 year. if the automobile is priced at $18,000 after 1 year, what was its cost when it was new?

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:27pm

    0.8x = 18,000

    Solve for x.

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:29pm

    What is x?

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:38pm

    x = cost when new

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:42pm

    how do you put it in a sequence

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:48pm

    0.8x = 18,000
    x = 18,000/0.8
    x = 22,500

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:51pm

    Would this be a arithmetic sequence

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5:59pm

    No. I don't know what a sequence has to do with your original problem.

    Please explain.

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6:02pm

    Can you write it in a sentence

  • math - , Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 6:03pm

    When the car was new, it cost $22,500.

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