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QA car cost $4485 after an 8% discount

A car cost $4485 after an 8% discount. What is the original price of the car?


My answer makes no sense to me.


part/whole=x/100=4485/x=8/100



8x=448500


x=$56,062.50

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#1DesiAnswered at 2014-04-05 21:19:36
This is what we know: $4485 = 92% of the original price (100% - 8%) so find how much one percent is from what we know. $4485/92 = $48.75 so now we know that 1% = $48.75 now to find the whole thing just take $48.75 * 100%= $4875 To check: Before discount $4875 discount 8% $4875*.08=$390 Total minus discount $4875-$390=$4485 Formula let x be the total price before discount. 8%=.08 x - .08x = 4485 total$ - discount$ = remaining$ 1x - .08x = 4485 combine like terms .92x = 4485 solving for x we need to get it by itself. so divide by .92 on both side .92x = 4485 x = 4485/.92 x = 4875
#2blaireAnswered at 2014-04-05 21:18:38
an 8% discount means that the price paid was 92% (100-8) of the original price part/whole = p/100 = 4485/x = 92/100
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