# SOLUTION: The sale price of an item is \$545.00. If bought on sale for 25% off what was the original price of the item?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 505614: The sale price of an item is \$545.00. If bought on sale for 25% off what was the original price of the item?Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The sale price of an item is \$545.00. If bought on sale for 25% off what was the original price of the item? Let Original price = x 25% of original price = x * 25% = x * 25/100 = x * 1/4 = x/4 Sale price = 545 Original price = Sale price + 25% of original price x = 545 + x/4 Multiply by 4 both sides of the equation 4*x = 4*545 + 4*x/4 4x=2180+x 4x-x=2180 3x=2180 Divide by 3 both sides of above equation 3x/3=2180/3 x=726.66 Original price = x = 726.66 25% of original price = x * 25% = x * 25/100 = x * 1/4 = x/4 = 726.66/4 = 181.66 Sale price = 545