There was a 40% OFF SALE. The sale price of a golf club is $30. What was the original price?

1 Answer
Jan 13, 2017

Answer:

The golf club's original price was $50.

Explanation:

$30 represents 60% of the total price of the golf club.

We must divide 30 by 6 to find how much 10% of the total price of the golf club would be.

#30/6 = 5#

So, since we know that 10% of the golf club's total price would be $5, if we multiply that by 10, we'd get its total price.

#5*10=50#

The golf club's original price was $50.

To double check, we can take off 40%.

#50*0.4=20#

#50 - 20 = 30#

Our answer is correct.