# Thread: Math word problem help!

1. ## Math word problem help!

How do i go about figuring out this math word problem?

The sales price of a car is $12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price? 2. Originally Posted by MonStar How do i go about figuring out this math word problem? The sales price of a car is$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price?
If we say the original price of the car is \$x then we can say that 0.8x = 12590 and solve for x