# SOLUTION: Judy bought a coat at a 20% discount sale for \$72. What was the origional price of the coat?

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 Question 619072: Judy bought a coat at a 20% discount sale for \$72. What was the origional price of the coat?Found 2 solutions by user_dude2008, mathgranny:Answer by user_dude2008(1861)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!72/0.8 = 90 \$ Answer by mathgranny(7)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Judy bought a coat at a 20% discount sale for \$72. What was the original price of the coat? Imagine yourself buying a coat. The items mentioned are 20% discount sale , original price . Since we don't use o for a variable (looks like 0) let's use r for regular price(or original Price) When something is on sale we subtract something from he regular price to get the sale price. Fill in the blank: regular price - ______ = sale price. Regular price - actual discount amt. = sale price r - d = s We need to find regular price. That means we are either given the sale price and the discount amt. or we have the info to find them. There are 2 numbers in the problem. What does \$72 represent. We are told sale price = \$72. Now how do we use 20% to find discount amt. Discount amt is the small amt taken away from the reg price to get sale price. d = 20% of r so d = .20r reg. price - discount = sale price r - d = s r - .20r = 72 1r - .20r = 72 .80r = 72 I see multiplication , so I divide r = 72/.80 = \$90 Ask yourself if this answer is reasonable. Is a 20% discount large or small. I'd say small. If reg price is \$90 and sale price is \$72 is this a small decrease or a large one. I'd say small.