1. ## Please confirm these for me part 2

If a pair of shoes is now worth $180 because they were reduced by 20% The original price is$225 ?

2. You do not quite have the spirit of the task.

You must prove it, not guess at it.

How do you arrive at 225?
Wy do you doubt?

3. As $180 is 80% of the original price, it's represented by this;$\displaystyle 0.8x = 180$Hence,$\displaystyle \frac{180}{0.8} = x = 225\$

All in dollars, of course.

4. I guess we'll just never know if the student has a clue. Alas...

5. Originally Posted by TKHunny
I guess we'll just never know if the student has a clue. Alas...

6. I have workings but they are hand written

I was just checking if the answer was right or not, then I could post the workings if I had to

7. Originally Posted by SuperCalculus
But you still did the work for him? It is better even then to give hints and lead them to their own conclusions. Thus they learn.

(and i am not a him)

9. Originally Posted by Diagonal
But you still did the work for him? It is better even then to give hints and lead them to their own conclusions. Thus they learn.
I didn't do it for him, since he'd already got the correct answer, I just explained my reasoning. If he'd got it wrong, I wouldn't have done so much. And at any rate, it's unfair to assume all people learn that way. For instance, I would learn it better simply by looking at what I posted, observing the method applied, and applying it to all future calculations of the same type. Thus, I learn. *Shrugs* To each their own I guess.

10. Originally Posted by rodgers

(and i am not a him)