Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:44pm.
Suits at a local clothing store are discounted 20%. Despite the discount, the store owner enjoys a net profit (discount price minus cost) equal to 60% of the cost of the suits. If the suits cost the clothing store owner $200 each, what was the prediscount price of each suit?
The answer key says..
x=the prediscount price of a suit
0.8x= discount price
0.8x200=0.6•200
x=$400
I don't get where the 0.8 in 0.8x came from..how come the discount price =0.8??
WAIT,I think I got it!
But please check my reasoning..
x0.2x=discount price
10.2=0.8!!!!! Correct????

SAT  bobpursley, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:49pm
correct
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