# 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? (Please i need to present it to our school. I don't know how to solve it. Can you post step by step?)

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1. 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

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2. Thanks a lot Steve. Ur an angel.

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3. Mother

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5. i can,t solve the same question can y'all please tell me the answer

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7. \$28.40 (rounded)

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8. Is there a simpler way to solve this?

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10. i know it

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