Another math problem im stuck on.

the price of a dress is reduced by 40%. when the dress still doesnt not sell, it is reduced by 40% again.

The reduced price after both reduction is $72.

What was the original price?

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- January 14th 2007, 02:17 PMu.........help plese ;[
Another math problem im stuck on.

the price of a dress is reduced by 40%. when the dress still doesnt not sell, it is reduced by 40% again.

The reduced price after both reduction is $72.

What was the original price? - January 14th 2007, 02:43 PMSoroban
Hello, urlostaznbro!

Quote:

The price of a dress is reduced by 40%.

When the dress still doesnt not sell, it is reduced by 40% again.

The reduced price after both reduction is $72.

What was the original price?

Let's baby-talk our way through it . . .

Let = original price of the dress.

It is reduced by 40%, so the sale price is 60% of

The dress doesn't sell, so it is reduced by another 40%.

The final price is of

. . which is equal to .

And*there*is our equation: .

Therefore, the original price was .

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