Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapter 4 Test: 19

Answer

The original price of the digital camera was 350 dollars.

Work Step by Step

Let p represent the original price of the digital camera. We can use the basic discount guideline to set up an algebraic equation. Original selling price - Discount = Discount sale price Original selling price = p Discount = 30% $\times$ p = 0.3p Discount sale price = 245 We substitute these values into the above equation to obtain: p - 0.3p = 245 0.7p = 245 Divide both sides by 0.7. p = 350 The original price of the digital camera was 350 dollars.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.