# Problem Solving

posted by .

John bought a shirt on sale for 25% off the original price and another 25 % off the discounted price. If the final price was \$16, what was the price before the first discount? (Please i need to present it to our school. I don't know how to solve it. Can you post step by step?)

• Problem Solving -

original price = p
price after first 24% discount = .75p
he second 25% discount reduces the already reduced price to .75*.75p = .5625p

So, if .5625p = 16,
p = 16/.5625 = \$28.44

check:
25% off \$28.44 = \$21.33
25% off \$21.33 = \$16.00

• Problem Solving -

Thanks a lot Steve. Ur an angel.

## Similar Questions

1. ### math

Hank Kerchief went to the sale, bought a cd at 30% off and received a \$6.00 discount. What was the original price of the cd?
2. ### Problem Solving

John bought a shirt on sale for 25% off the original price and another 25 % off the discounted price. If the final price was \$16, what was the price before the first discount?
3. ### Math

A shirt is on sale for 40% off. The sale price is \$12. What was the original price?
4. ### algebra 2

glenn bought a new shirt on sale for 30% off. the original price of the shirt was \$19.49. write an expression without subtraction to find the sale price of the shirt. then find the sale price.
5. ### math

Leon bought a bike on sale for 75% off the original price. Sale price was \$41.00 less than original price. Find the original price and the sale price. Thanks
6. ### Algebra discount price

The problem I'm stuck on goes like this: Jessica has a coupon for \$75 off an iPad. When she arrives at the Black Friday sale, she sees the store is offering a 55% discount. She can't use both discounts. A) Write the equation that gives …
7. ### math help pls pls pls

Tablets are on sale for 15% off the original price (t), which can be expressed with the function p(t) = 0.85t. Local taxes are an additional 8% of the discounted price (p), which can be expressed with the function c(p) = 1.08p. Using …
8. ### math

1. Original price: \$92 Discount: 15% What is the sale price?
9. ### profit and loss

mr.doshi instead of marking up the cost price by 10% discounted the cost price by 10% and prepared the price tag of a shirt. A discount of 5% is applicable to the list price. because of the mistake the company earned rs. 76 less per …
10. ### Math

Juan bought a new shirt on sale for 30 percent off the original price. He paid \$28 dollars for it. What is the original price?

More Similar Questions