A baseball glove was 30% off the original price. The new price is $35. What is the original price of the baseball glove?

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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

`x=5(10)`

`x=50`

The original price of the glove is $50.

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