# A jacket is on sale for 20% off the regular price. The sale price is $50. What is the regular price of the jacket?

##### 2 Answers

The regular price is

#### Explanation:

If the sale price is $50, and the sale is 20% off, that means the $50 represents the other 80% of the regular price—the part that you *do* pay. So then we ask ourselves, okay, $50 is 80 percent of... what? In math speak, that would be written as

Solving this for

We remind ourselves that the "percentage" symbol is just a shorthand for "divide this number by 100." The equation becomes

So the regular price is $62.50.

## Bonus:

A general formula can be used for any regular price

As long as we know two of the three variables

The regular price is $62.50

[One more explanation as mentioned below]

#### Explanation:

Since the Jacket was sold 20% less than its original price, it means suppose the regular price of jacket is $100 so its 20% less is $80, but it sold in $50

Hence

If suppose the jacket was sold in $80 in place of it regular price $100, so what will be regular price if the jacket sold for $50

since, suppose sale price is $ 80 against its regular price $100

therefore what regular price will be, if jacket sold in $50

Hence answer is $62.5