# math

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the price of a dress is reduced by 40%, when the dress still does not sell, it is reduced by .40 of the reduced price, if the price of the dress after both reductions is \$72, what was the original price?

how would i create an equation for this?

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72={.60)(.60)originalprice
72=.36*originalprice

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Let x = the second price of the dress.

0.6x = 72
x = 120

Let y = the original price.

0.6y = 120
y = ?

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45

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