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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

Please explain, thanks

  • math (discount) -

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

  • math (discount) -

    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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