# Thread: Help with easy math problems :/

1. ## Help with easy math problems :/

Hello MPGH, can anyone help me solve these easy algebra problems?

Percentage:
1) A person marked down an item by \$5, which was a 15% reduction in price. What was the original price?

Please show your work & I need help ASAP! THANK YOU SO MUCH IF U CAN! >.<"
@Ixxz @Alen @arunforce

2. You need to learn how to figure it out on your own, giving you the answers wont help you further on, when it is only going to get harder.

1) Write a basic formula, I'll give you a hint: x * ? = 5.00

Figure out what ? is, move it over to the other side, and you'll know what X is (the original price).

2) (10.26 - 9.50) / ? = x * 100 (to get a whole number in percentage terms)

Rest are the same principle, figure out a basic formula, but I don't got time to do the rest.

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4. Originally Posted by arunforce
You need to learn how to figure it out on your own, giving you the answers wont help you further on, when it is only going to get harder.

1) Write a basic formula, I'll give you a hint: x * ? = 5.00

Figure out what ? is, move it over to the other side, and you'll know what X is (the original price).

2) (10.26 - 9.50) / ? = x * 100 (to get a whole number in percentage terms)

Rest are the same principle, figure out a basic formula, but I don't got time to do the rest.
Thanks! Oh, and for #1) so i did 85/100 = (x-5)/x
And so from there do I just solve it & I got \$33.33 after rounding off. please reply if this is the correct answer!!! You're a great help!

5. Originally Posted by MagixAries

Thanks! Oh, and for #1) so i did 85/100 = (x-5)/x
And so from there do I just solve it & I got \$33.33 after rounding off. please reply if this is the correct answer!!! You're a great help!
yep, although the simpler way is x * .15 = 5, move .15 over and it becomes x = 5/.15, also known as \$33.33.

6. THANKS!