Posted by **CoCo** on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:59am.

Judy bought a coat at a 20% discount sale for $68. What was the original price of the coat?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:19pm
0.8x = 68

Solve for x

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:30pm
thanks

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:31pm
and can you tell me how u set the equation up ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:33pm
Judy paid 80% of the original price.

80% of something is 68

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**CoCo**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:37pm
Okay I think I get it..

you just used the compliment to add up to 100? We are given 20%... did you say 100-20=80 and then turned 80 into a decimal ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:52pm
Yes.

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**leslie**, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 5:41pm
Aren't u supposed to make 20 into a decimal and multiply that by 68? That's what I learned. Either I'm right or he tought my grade wrong lol

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