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If you bought something for $58.88 and it was 25% off. What was the original price?

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Roisin07

Asked by Roisin07 at 11:17 AM on Jan. 7, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (16)
  • 73.60
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 11:19 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • You take 58.88 * 1.25 for your answer OP
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 11:22 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • If you are discounting by 25%, that means you are paying 75% of the original price. So, X*0.75 = 58.88 or X = 58.88/0.75 = $78.51.

    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:24 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Sorry, ronjwake. Your calculation means you're adding 25% to the sales price, which is not the same thing as taking away 25% of the original price. There's almost a $4 difference.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:26 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • 78.51.

    78.51-25% = 58.8825
    ratchetlee

    Answer by ratchetlee at 11:26 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Sorry girls you are looking for the ORIGINAL price therefore you ADD 25%. My answer stands correct
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 11:33 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Whoa whoa whoa!!!! Way to much intellectual discussions for this snow day!

    mommymeof2

    Answer by mommymeof2 at 11:35 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • I even double checked with my husband and he states I am correct, as I thought.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 11:37 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • 58.88+14.72+73.60. You take half from the end amount cut that in half and add to the first amount(50%-1/2=25%, add 25% total to first amount to get sum).
    ladyd6280

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 11:45 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • 25% off of the original price of $73.60 = $55.20.... don't think so. Ronj, your calculation is adding 25% of the discounted price to the discounted price.

    25% of the original price of $78.51 = $58.88. $78.51 * 25% = $19.63 off = $78.51 - $19.63 = $58.88
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:47 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

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