# SOLUTION: If 3% were added to a number. How do figure what the original number was from the sum?

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 Question 314733: If 3% were added to a number. How do figure what the original number was from the sum? Answer by stanbon(57307)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If 3% were added to a number. How do figure what the original number was from the sum? ---------------------------- Let original number be "x". ---- sum = x + 0.03x --- sum = 1.03x --- x = sum/1.03 --- x = 0.9709*sum ==================== Cheers, Stan H. ====================