1. ## Word Problem help

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. 2. Originally Posted by Schatzle06 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.
X(.97) = amount the computer cost before the price was reduced.

Or, 2489*(.03) = y; 2489 - y = same value.

Answer: $2414.33; rounded to the nearest dollar =$2414

3. Originally Posted by AfterShock
X(.97) = amount the computer cost before the price was reduced.

Or, 2489*(.03) = y; 2489 - y = same value.

Answer: $2414.33; rounded to the nearest dollar =$2414
I don't agree with this Aftershock.

They're asking for the price before reductions, and you came out with a cheaper price than after the reductions were applied!

Let $\displaystyle x$ be the original value of the computer.

Since the price was $2489 after 3% was taken off the original price... we have.. Original Price - (Reduction % * Original Price) = New Price So.$\displaystyle x - .03x = 2489\displaystyle .97x = 2489\displaystyle x \approx 25662566

4. Indeed, misread the question. Thanks, Jacob.