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The correct answer to this question is that the bike cost $147.05 before the price was marked down.
The bike's price right now is 125. That is a 15% reduction. That means that 125 is 85% of the original price. With that in mind, we can get the right answer. We must set up the following equation
125/x = 85/100 This is because 125 is 85% of the original price. Now we will simply need to cross multiply. That gets us
85x = 12500
Now we divide both sides by 85. That gives us $147.05 which is the original price of the bike.
The sale price for the bike after price reduction = 125
Let us assume that the original price before sale = x
Today's price = original price - (15% of original price)
==> 125 = X - (15/100) x
==> 125 = (85/100) x
==> x = 125*100/85 = 147
Then the original price of the bike before sale is $147.
Let the price before sale be x.
Then after 15% reduction its price is x* -15% of x = x -15x/100 = (1-15/100)x = 1- 0.15)x = 0.85x which should be equal to $#125. So,
0.85x = $125.
x = $125/0.85 = $147.06 is the price before reduction.
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