Current price is 500 . But it is arrived by deducting 60% from the original price. How I can calculate the original price Please help. With many thanks Alan
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Originally Posted by alanpaul Current price is 500 . But it is arrived by deducting 60% from the original price. How I can calculate the original price Please help. With many thanks Alan Hi Alan If the item was reduced by 60% then you paid 40% so: 500=40% 1%=500/40 100% (Full Price) = 500/40*100 So the original price was 1250. Finally lets check our calculation: 1250/100*60=750 1250-750=500 Hope this helps
Here's an easy way of understanding it: $\displaystyle \text{original} \times 0.4 = \$ 500$ Multiplying by 0.4 is the same as 40% of. $\displaystyle \text{original} = \$ 500 \div 0.4$
Or: Let x be the original price. Then the price was decreased by 60% or .6x: x- .6x= (1- .6)x= .4x= 500 and now solve by dividing both sides by .4.
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