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#1 2006-09-21 07:48:37

Beth
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another word problem I am having trouble with...

How much did a dishwasher orginally cost if a 35% profit was made and the buyer paid $670?

Is this how you would set it up?

(x)(.35) + x = 670, if x is the original cost of the dishwasher?

Thanks.
Beth

#2 2006-09-21 08:45:45

pi man
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Registered: 2006-07-06
Posts: 251

Re: another word problem I am having trouble with...

Yes, that's it exactly.   Simplifying it:

1.35x = 670
x =~ $496.30

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