I a ring cost 2154 after tax and tax is 7.7% what is the cost before tax?

can someone tell me if I did this right ?

X= cost before tax

2154 x 1.077= x

x=2000

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- April 29th 2008, 09:55 AMmahoneypercent problem
I a ring cost 2154 after tax and tax is 7.7% what is the cost before tax?

can someone tell me if I did this right ?

X= cost before tax

2154 x 1.077= x

x=2000 - April 29th 2008, 10:34 AMMathnasium
The answer looks good to me.

Your second equation, though, should probably read:

1.077x = 2154 - somehow you got the right answer, perhaps just a typo.

Nice job! - April 29th 2008, 01:48 PMmahoneythank you
Thanks for the help there was a typo. I just kept questioning myself because it just seemed to easy, thanks again