17. A purchase is made under the following conditions. There is a 25% discount due to a sale, another 10% discount because of the size of the purchase, and a 4% discount for paying cash. These discounts are successive. That is they are taken one after the other. The customer paid $194.40. What was the original purchase price before any discounts were considered?
we are not allowed to use algebra.
Well, I got exactly $300, but that was with setting up equations. How else are you supposed to do this problem if you don't use algebra. Were you given any hints or techniques by the teacher?
no hints, we dont use algebra because these are actuall middle school problems. and 6 and 7 th graders dont use algebra. just percents and fractions.