A baseball glove was 30% off the original price. The new price is $35. What is the original price of the baseball glove?
If we took the original price and multiplied it by 70% (which is a 30% discount), then we get the new price of $35. To find the original price, we need to solve the equation:
`0.7x=35` where x is the original price. Solve by dividing by 0.7
`x=35/0.7` switch 0.7 into the fraction 7/10
`x=35/(7/10)` now invert and multiply
`x=35/1(10/7)` cancel common factors
The original price of the glove is $50.
The new price is 30% off therefore it is 100-30=70% of the original price and is $35
Original price = 35*(100/70) = $50
The original price of the baseball glove is $50