Paula bought a ski jacket on sale for $6 less than half its original price She paid $88 for the jacket. What was the original price?

2 Answers
Dec 13, 2016

Answer:

#$88 = P/2 - $6#
#$94 = P/2#
188$ = P

Explanation:

Considering that the original price was first halved and then subtracted by 6$ to get a value of 88$, you can reverse all the steps made to get 88$. So first, 88$ + 6$, then (88$+6$) * 2 to reverse it from being halved, and your answer is 188$.

Jan 16, 2018

Let, the original price of the jacket be #x#....
The original price is halfed... #x/2#
Then #$6# are reduced #x/2-6#
And that is equal to #$88#
So....
#x/2-6=88#
Transfer the 6
#x/2=94#
Transfer the 2
#x=188#
The original price was #$188#