Please Help!! Write an equation for this problem. After a 15% reduction, you purchase a new computer monitor for $246.5. What was the price of the computer monitor before the reduction?

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2015-11-07 11:42:22

I believe the answer is $246 times 115% Because 246 is one hundred percent of the current price and you need to add back the 15% reduction.

2015-11-07 11:43:37

$246.5 is the price AFTER the reduction. Hence $246.5 is 85% of the first price, so you need to solve a proportion: 100*246.5/85=

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