Question

William buys a T.V that is on sale for 40% off the original price. The original price is $140 more than the sale price.
What is the original price of the T.V?

Answers

  1. Let X be the original price of the T.V.
    We are told that the sale price is X – 140 dollars, and that the sale price is 40% off the original price.
    So the sale price is 0.4X dollars.
    We can set up the equation: X – 140 = 0.4X
    Then we can solve for X: 0.6X = 140
    X = 140 / 0.6
    X = $233.33

    Therefore, the original price of the T.V is $233.33.

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