# What is the answer for question 6) ? http://postimg.org/image/60yo5jpn5/

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Hi, Jayson,

There are a lot of ways to solve this. Let's try this.

First, consider when one calculates a discount price:

**Original price - amount of discount = discount price**

The amount of discount is how much was taken off. The discount price is what the selling price was after the discount.

Now, to calculate the amount of a discount, we would multiply the original price by the percent discount. So, for this problem:

**amount of discount = 0.20x** 0.20 comes from the 20%

always move the decimal point

2 places to the left

We are taking **x = original price of the item**.

So, then, our equation becomes:

**x - 0.20x = discount price**

We are given the discount price, **$89.40**. So, then, we have:

**x - 0.20x = 89.40**

Solving this for x:

**0.80x = 89.40**

**x = $111.75** is the discounted price.

Good luck, Jayson. I hope this helps. Till Then, Steve