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    Find the origonal price if...
    Ryan's school books cost $93.72 after recieving a 12% discount for a cash payment.

    I got the answer $106.50 and it is correct, but i can't remember how i got it! If anyone could help me that would be awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfry View Post
    This Question

    Find the origonal price if...
    Ryan's school books cost $93.72 after recieving a 12% discount for a cash payment.

    I got the answer $106.50 and it is correct, but i can't remember how i got it! If anyone could help me that would be awesome!
    Look at it this way: Let x= the original cost before the discount. Then,

    x-.12x=93.72
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