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Q. 101

Expert-verifiedFound in: Page 333

Book edition
2nd

Author(s)
Lynn Marecek, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780998625713

Yuki bought a dress on sale for $\$72.$ The sale price was $60\%$ of the original price. What was the original price of the dress?

The original price of the dress is $\$120.$

Yuki bought a dress on sale for $\$72$ and the sale price was $60\%$ of the original price. We have to find the original price of the dress.

Let *x *be the original price of the dress.

Now, the sale price $60\%$ of the original price is $\$72$

So, the equation is

$\left(60\%\right)\xb7x=72$

By proceeding with the calculation further

$\left(60\%\right)\xb7x=72\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\left(0.6\right)\xb7x=72\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=\frac{72}{0.6}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x=120$

So, yes $60\%\mathrm{of}120\mathrm{is}72.$

Thus, the original price of the dress is $\$120.$

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