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a new automobile depreciated 20% of its value after 1 year. if the automobile is priced at $18,000 after 1 year, what was its cost when it was new?

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    0.8x = 18,000

    Solve for x.

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    What is x?

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    x = cost when new

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    how do you put it in a sequence

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    0.8x = 18,000
    x = 18,000/0.8
    x = 22,500

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    Would this be a arithmetic sequence

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    No. I don't know what a sequence has to do with your original problem.

    Please explain.

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    Can you write it in a sentence

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    When the car was new, it cost $22,500.

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