# Difference between revisions of "1954 AHSME Problems/Problem 7"

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− | <math>25\ | + | Since she saved <math>\textdollar{2.50}</math> and spent <math>\textdollar{25}</math>, the original price of the dress was <math>\textdollar{27.50}</math>. The percent saved can be modeled as <math>27.5x=2.5</math>, so the answer is <math>x=\frac{2.5}{27.5}</math> or <math>\frac{1}{11}</math>, approximately <math>9% \implies \textbf{(B)}</math> |

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## Revision as of 17:47, 15 April 2017

## Problem 7

A housewife saved in buying a dress on sale. If she spent for the dress, she saved about:

## Solution

Since she saved and spent , the original price of the dress was . The percent saved can be modeled as , so the answer is or , approximately $9% \implies \textbf{(B)}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)