We will assume that the original price before price reduction = x

The price was decreased by 22%

Then the price after sale = The original [price - the amount reduced

= x - (22% x) = 30

But given that the vurrent price ( after reductions) = $ 30

Then we will write:

x - 22%*x = 30

But 22% = 22/100 = 0.22

==> x - 0.22 x = 30

==> 0.78 x = 30

Now we will divide by 0.78

==> x = 30/ 0.78 = 38.46 ( approx.)

**Then the original price of the trousers was = $ 38.46**

## We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

- 30,000+ book summaries
- 20% study tools discount
- Ad-free content
- PDF downloads
- 300,000+ answers
- 5-star customer support

Already a member? Log in here.

Are you a teacher? Sign up now