# SOLUTION: A bracelet was marked up \$175 from cost, which amounts to a 50% increase. Find the original cost of the bracelet. A) \$365 B) \$360 C) \$360 D) \$350

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 92578: A bracelet was marked up \$175 from cost, which amounts to a 50% increase. Find the original cost of the bracelet. A) \$365 B) \$360 C) \$360 D) \$350 Answer by Feliz(4)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!We have this: A bracelet was marked up \$175 from cost, which amounts to a 50% increase. Find the original cost of the bracelet. A) \$365 B) \$360 C) \$360 D) \$350 Why not set up a proportion? new price/origin price = percent/100 Let x (or any letter of choice) = the orginal price. Also, change 50% to a decimal which is .50. We now have this proportion: 175.0/x = .50/100 Cross-multiply and then divide to find x. Answer is D or \$350.