# SOLUTION: Marilyn bought a used bike for \$8 more than half its original price. marilyn paid \$50.00 for the bike. What was the origianl price of the bike?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 154906: Marilyn bought a used bike for \$8 more than half its original price. marilyn paid \$50.00 for the bike. What was the origianl price of the bike?Found 2 solutions by oscargut, stanbon:Answer by oscargut(891)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x the original price then 50=8+(x/2) then (x/2)=42 x=84 Answer: the original price is \$84 Answer by stanbon(57282)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Marilyn bought a used bike for \$8 more than half its original price. marilyn paid \$50.00 for the bike. What was the originall price of the bike? -------------------------------- Let the original price be "x". EQUATION: (1/2)x + 8 = 50 (1/2)x = 42 x = \$84 (original price) ============================= Cheers, Stan H.