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    Percent proble can someone double check me

    If a ring cost 2154 and you want to know the price before 7.7% sale tax was added.

    x=price before tax

    2154 x 1.077= x

    x= 2000

    Can someone tell me if I did this right or if not how I can find the answer. Thank you in advance.
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    Hello,

    2154 / 1.077= x
    I think there is a typo here.
    However, your result is correct

    (Hint : in general, for such exercises, and since your are still in middle school, if you get a result which is round like 2000, you have great chance to be correct)
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    thank you

    Thanks so much that was very helpful and I did mean / not x. I was just unsure of myself. Thank you again for your time
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