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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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