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by Jeremy
(Altoona, pa, US)











































If an item is 66% off and totals at $6.46, how much was the item to start with?

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Jun 22, 2010
Percent Discounts
by: Staff


The question:

If an item is 66% off and totals at $6.46, how much was the item to start with?

The answer:


Begin with the equation:

Discounted Price = Original Price – Discount


Summarize the information you have:


Discounted Price (the price you pay after the discount) = $6.46

Original Price (unknown) = “x”

Discount = 66% off the original price (the original price is unknown, and is called “x”) = 0.66x
(note: convert 66% to the decimal 0.66 )



Substitute the values you know into the original equation:


Discounted Price = Original Price – Discount

6.46 = x - .66x


Solve the equation for “x”

6.46 = x - .66x

Step 1, subtract .66x from x

6.46 = .34x

Step 2, divide each side of the equation by .34

6.46/.34 = .34x/.34

The final answer is:

19 = x


The original price of the item in question was $19.00


Thanks for writing.


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