Bottle of hand lotion is on sale for $2.25. If this price represents a 50% discount from the original price, what is the original price to the nearest cent?

1 Answer
May 31, 2018

Answer:

#$4.50#

Explanation:

Since there is a #50%# discount on the price, the new price is #100%-50%=50%# of the original price.

Let the original price be #x#. Then we have:

#x*50%=$2.25#

#x*1/2=$2.25#

#x=$2.25*2#

#=$4.50#

So, the bottle of hand lotion's original price was #$4.50#.