# SOLUTION: The sales price of a car is \$12,590 which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price. I want the explanation of how this is solved. The answer is already on here but

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 4764: The sales price of a car is \$12,590 which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price. I want the explanation of how this is solved. The answer is already on here but there is no explanation.Answer by longjonsilver(2297)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Percentage calculations are always done against the original..not the final answer, so lets call the original price x. 20% discount from x is (20/100)x or 0.2x. This discount is taken off the original, x, so we have x-0.2x which is 0.8x and this is the sales price of 12590. So 0.8x = 12590 x = 12590/0.8 --> x, the original price = \$15737.50 Hope this explains it simply enough for you? jon.