# math (discount)

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An instrument store gives a 10% discount to all students off the original cost of an instrument. During a back to school sale, an additional 15% is taken off the discounted price. Julie, a student at the local high school, purchases a flute for \$306. How much did it originally cost?: *
\$325
\$375
\$400
\$425

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What's to explain?
(0.90)(0.85)P = \$306
Solve for the original price, P

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The regular price was 400.00

400.00-10%=360.00
360.00-15%=306.00

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A woman saved \$225 on the new sofa which was on sale for 30% off. WHat was the original price?

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