A computer manufacturer reduced the price of its model X computer by 3%. If the new price of the model X computer is $2489, the how much did the computer cost, in dollars, before its price was reduced? (Round to the nearest dollar)
This problem is for extra points, that I really need.
They're asking for the price before reductions, and you came out with a cheaper price than after the reductions were applied!
Let be the original value of the computer.
Since the price was $2489 after 3% was taken off the original price... we have..
Original Price - (Reduction % * Original Price) = New Price