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Re: If a 10 percent deposit that has been paid toward the purcha [#permalink]
26 Nov 2015, 05:32
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While this is an older question, and a relatively easy one, it showcases subjects that you WILL have to deal with on Test Day: percents and basic arithmetic. While you can certainly solve this using formal Algebra, sometimes the easiest way to get to the correct answer is to just jot down some notes and do whatever calculations are required.
We're told that a 10% deposit equals $110...so you could write down...
10% of X = 110
Since 10% is an 'easy' percent to deal with, you can immediately calculate the TOTAL price...
X = $1100
Now you have everything that you need to answer the question that was ASKED: How much REMAINS to be paid?
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