# Math

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Judy bought a coat at a 20% discount sale for \$68. What was the original price of the coat?

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0.8x = 68

Solve for x

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thanks

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and can you tell me how u set the equation up ?

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Judy paid 80% of the original price.

80% of something is 68

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Okay I think I get it..
you just used the compliment to add up to 100? We are given 20%... did you say 100-20=80 and then turned 80 into a decimal ?

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Yes.

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Aren't u supposed to make 20 into a decimal and multiply that by 68? That's what I learned. Either I'm right or he tought my grade wrong lol

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