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A jacket is on sale for 70% of the original price. If the discount saves $45, what is...

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clara2 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted January 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM via web

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A jacket is on sale for 70% of the original price. If the discount saves $45, what is the original price of the jacket.

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neela | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM (Answer #3)

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Let the original price be x.

The percentage discount on the original price  =  100% - 70 % = 30%.

So the amount of reduction or savings  in value after discount = $45.

Therefore 30x/100 = 45.

=> x =  $(45/30)100 = $150.

Therefore the original price of the jacket = $150.

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