1. ## percents word problem

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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!

2. Originally Posted by bfry
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,

$x-.12x=93.72$