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The cost of rug was increase by 23%, and as a result now cost $553.50. What was the original price of the rug?

  • math - , Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:25pm

    1.23x = 553.50
    x = 553.50/1.23 = 450

    check:
    .23(450) = 103.50

    450+103.50 = 553.50

  • math - , Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:28pm

    thank you!

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