# MATH

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Marys landlord raised her rent 25%.if her new rent is \$500,how much did she pay before the increase?

A.\$375
B.\$400
C.\$425
D.475
FOR EACH ANSWER,CALCULATE WHAT THE PERCENT INCREASE WOULD BE IF THE RENT IS RAISED TO \$500.

WHAT STRATEGY DID YOU USE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLE? EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS?

Here was my strategy: I did in my head, asking what number times 1.25 equals 500.

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