An item in a store was marked down 15%. If its sale price is $99.00, what was its original price?
If the item is marked off 15%, then you are paying 85% of the original price. Let `x` be the original price.
`.85(x) = 99`
Now simply divide both sides of the equation by .85
Let's check the answer.
`.85(116.47) = 99`
The original price of the item was $116.47