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A shirt was 25% off the original price. If the sale price was $15.75, what was the original price of the shirt?

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asked 2020-12-17
A shirt was 25% off the original price. If the sale price was $15.75, what was the original price of the shirt?

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2020-12-18
Let xx be the original price. The original price minus the discount is the sale price so we write:
x−0.25x=15.75
Solve for x:
0.75x=15.75
\(\displaystyle{x}=\frac{{15.75}}{{0.75}}\)
x=21
So, the original price of the shirt is $21.
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