You divided by 2/3 when you should have multiplied. As a check, note that the sale price should be less than the regular price.Originally Posted by Euclid Alexandria
sale price = $ =$1838
From the book: "A special on a cruise to the Bahamas is advertised to be of the regular price. If the regular price is $2757, what is the sale price?"
I know I veered way off course at some point here, but I couldn't find any common factors to divide out.
Here's another application using the word of, except this time, multiplying isn't seeming to work at first glance. I was expecting to end up with a whole number/dollar amount. Any hints on where I'm going wrong?
From the book: "The Gonzales recently sold their house for $102,000, but of this amount goes to the real estate companies that helped them sell their house. How much money do the Gonzales pay to the real estate companies?"
You've done the work right, except that it really isOriginally Posted by Euclid Alexandria
with that in mind, the rest is easy...
so the amount payed to the real-estate company is $6,120.