A local store is advertising a shirt on sale for 40% off the original price. The sale price is $21.00. What was the original price of the shirt?
Everyone has their own way of handling percent problems. Here is just one way to work this:
Since it is on sale for 40% off, that $21 is 60% of the original price. Find out what number 21 is 60% of. x = original price â 0.6x = 21 {60% of x is 21} x = 35 {divided each side by 0.6} The original price is $35. Ask the House â
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