# Math 116a

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Amy bought a pair of running shoes she paid \$66.09 during a 20% off sale, what is the regular price of the shoes?

Would I take 66.09 divide by 20%?

• Math 116a -

No. If you did this: 66.09/0.2 = 330.45.

Certainly the original price was not over \$300.00

• Math 116a -

would it be 79.30 66.09+20%

• Math 116a -

No. That isn't the answer, but at least it's close.

100% - 20% = 80%

Let x = the original price.

0.8x = 66.09
x = 66.09/0.8
x =

• Math 116a -

ok I get it the regular price is 82.61

ThankYou

• Math 116a -

Right.

And you're welcome.

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you're awsome

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