## An aquarium is on sale for \$59.50. If this price represents a 15% discount from the original price, what is the original price to the neares

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An aquarium is on sale for \$59.50. If this price represents a 15% discount from the original price, what is the original price to the nearest cent?

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1 year 2021-07-31T10:57:07+00:00 2 Answers 197 views 0

## Answers ( )

1. The correct answer is that the guy on top of me is correct

2. Answer: The original price is \$70.00

Step-by-step explanation:

The problem states that \$59.50 is the discounted price, this means that it is not the 100% price of the aquarium. Since 15% is the discount, the remaining price is equivalent to 85% of the original price, which amount to \$59.50.

100% – 15% = 85%

100% – 15% = \$59.50

To get original price, we must divide the discounted price by its corresponding percentage.

\$59.50 / 85% = original price

\$59.50 / 0.85 = \$70

To check, we must get the 15% equivalent amount from the original price.

\$70 x 15% = \$10.50 discount value

\$70 – \$10.50 = \$59.50 discounted price

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