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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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
70%=$35
1% = 35/70
1%= 0.5
100% = (0.5)(100)
100%= $50
Done. I hope it helps.
Take it as $35 is now 70% of the original price.
Now $35 divided by 70% = $5 is 10%
Thus $50 must ne 100% (if you multiply both by 10)
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