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    Genius not required. What is an item worth if the value of .532 of it is $23,869?

    . . . 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?
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    Re: Genius not required. What is an item worth if the value of .532 of it is $23,869?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zootgeist View Post
    . . . 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?
    The above is the cleaned-up text. Use a dollar sign causes Tex to kick in. Put a back slash before it.
    Suppose that $P$ is the entire price than
    $ \begin{align*} 0.532P&=\$23,869\\&=\dfrac{\$23,869}{.533}\\&=~? \end{align*}$ See HERE
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