The Game Shop is having a sale and all games are reduced by 55%. If a game is now $29.99, what was the original price?

1 Answer
May 14, 2017

Answer:

Original price was #$54.53# to 2 decimal places

Explanation:

Let the original price be #x#

Then 55% of #x# =$29.99#

#color(green)(55/100x=$29.99)#

Multiply both sides by #color(red)(100/55)#

#color(green)(55/100xcolor(red)(xx100/55)=$29.99color(red)(xx100/55))#

#color(green)(55/(color(red)(55))xx(color(red)(100))/100xx x=$54.5272... #

#color(green)(color(white)(.)1color(white)(.)xxcolor(white)(..)1color(white)(.)xxx=$54.5272... )#

Original price was #$54.53# to 2 decimal places