# Math Help - to find the original price

1. ## to find the original price

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

2. 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

3. Here's an easy way of understanding it:

$\text{original} \times 0.4 = \ 500$
Multiplying by 0.4 is the same as 40% of.

$\text{original} = \ 500 \div 0.4$

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.

5. Many Many thanks