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## #1 2014-01-22 14:44:03

RFMNZ
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### Word Problem - 10% off a CD. I paid \$18. What was orig price of cd?

I know this is really simple, but I am drawing a complete blank. Thanks!

Q: You have a coupon for 10% off the price of a CD. You pay \$18 for a CD. How much would you pay if you did not have a coupon?

I know the answer is \$20, but I cannot figure out the equation. Thank you!

Finally figured it out.

90/100=18/x
cross multiply
90x=1800
x=20

## #2 2014-01-22 19:54:11

bob bundy
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### Re: Word Problem - 10% off a CD. I paid \$18. What was orig price of cd?

hi RFMNZ

Call the normal price x.

Then

Can you finish it from here?

Bob

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