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**Zootgeist** . . . for some reason I can't solve this very simple problem. Or it seems like it should be simple, but my brain ain't functioning. Then again, it has probably been 45 years since I've taken a math course of any variety.

What I want to know is, if \$23,869 is the value of .532 of an item, what is the value of 1 entire item?

I hate having to ask such a lame-brained question, but somehow I doubt that dividing \$23,869 by .532 produces the correct answer. Would reducing $\23,869 by .032 and then doubling that figure produce the right answer?