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  1. #1
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    percent 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
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    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!
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    thank you

    Thanks for the help there was a typo. I just kept questioning myself because it just seemed to easy, thanks again
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