# After a 17% price reduction, a boat sold for 28,220. What was the boat's price before the reduction?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 14, 2016

The boats price before the reduction was $33,975.90

#### Explanation:

The person got the boat for 83% of the original price (100% - 17% = 83%.

Therefore if you find what #28,220 is 83% of you will find the price before the reduction. Therefore:

83% of x = 28,200

Solving for