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On Monday, the regular price of a widget was discounted by 25 percent.
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21 Aug 2018, 05:08
Bunuel wrote: On Monday, the regular price of a widget was discounted by 25 percent. On Tuesday, the reduced price was discounted by 50 percent. If the final price was $60, what was the regular price?
A. $135 B. $150 C. $160 D. $175 E. $180 let the original price be x x25%>y y50%>z z=60 0.5y=60 y=120 0.75x=120 x=160



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Bunuel wrote: On Monday, the regular price of a widget was discounted by 25 percent. On Tuesday, the reduced price was discounted by 50 percent. If the final price was $60, what was the regular price?
A. $135 B. $150 C. $160 D. $175 E. $180 Effective Discount in percentage is \(25  50 + \frac{25*50}{100}\) = \(75 + 12.5 = 62.5\) If, the price of the item was 100 then the final price on Tues after 2 successive discounts was 37.50 So, The original price was \(\frac{60}{37.5}*100 = 160\) , Answer must be (C) $160
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Bunuel wrote: On Monday, the regular price of a widget was discounted by 25 percent. On Tuesday, the reduced price was discounted by 50 percent. If the final price was $60, what was the regular price?
A. $135 B. $150 C. $160 D. $175 E. $180 Almost no calculation Let original price = x 25% discount on Monday = 75% of x = \(\frac{3}{4}x\) 50% of Monday price = \(\frac{1}{2}\)*\(\frac{3}{4}x\)=\(\frac{3}{8}x\) Scanning answer choices, you will find only one number divide 8 evenly and gives integer value (60) Answer: C



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22 Aug 2018, 04:50
This is simple math Do cake in your mind and write one equation .75x.5xN = 60 and dolce Easily 3/4 x 1/2
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Bunuel wrote: On Monday, the regular price of a widget was discounted by 25 percent. On Tuesday, the reduced price was discounted by 50 percent. If the final price was $60, what was the regular price?
A. $135 B. $150 C. $160 D. $175 E. $180 We let n = the regular price of the widget. We can create the equation: n x 3/4 x 1/2 = 60 3n/8 = 60 3n = 480 n = 160 Answer: C
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Solution Given:• On Monday, the regular price of a widget was discounted by 25 percent. • On Tuesday, the reduced price was discounted by 50 percent. • Final price is $60. To find:• The regular price of the widget. Approach and Working: Let us assume the regular of widget is P. • Hence, on Monday the price of widget gets discounted by 25%. o Hence, the price on Monday is= ¾ *P • Now, on Tuesday, the price gets further discounted by 50 percent.
o Hence, the price on Monday is= ½* ¾ *p= 3/8 P o Now, 3/8 P= 60.
Hence, the correct answer is option C. Answer: C
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