# Algebra

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Could someone please help me figure out this question. If I paid \$76.08 for something that was 40% off, what was the regular price? I got \$127.98 but when I check my answer I am off by 2 cents. What am I doing wrong?

• Algebra -

76.08/x= 60/100

Cross multiply and simplify if needed.
http://www.aaastudy.com/rat-prop-crossx.htm

• Algebra -

I looked at the website but I still do not get this

• Algebra -

76.08/x= 60/100

76.08 * 100 = 60x
7608 = 60x
?? = x

Another way to solve this problem:

.6x = 76.08
x = ??

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