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Heather compares the price of a new computer at two different stores. Store <math>A</math> offers <math>15\%</math> off the sticker price followed by a <math>\</math><math>90</math> rebate, and store <math>B</math> offers <math>25\%</math> off the same sticker price with no rebate. Heather saves <math>\</math><math>15</math> by buying the computer at store <math>A</math> instead of store <math>B</math>. What is the sticker price of the computer, in dollars? | Heather compares the price of a new computer at two different stores. Store <math>A</math> offers <math>15\%</math> off the sticker price followed by a <math>\</math><math>90</math> rebate, and store <math>B</math> offers <math>25\%</math> off the same sticker price with no rebate. Heather saves <math>\</math><math>15</math> by buying the computer at store <math>A</math> instead of store <math>B</math>. What is the sticker price of the computer, in dollars? | ||
− | <math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 750\qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 900\qquad\mathrm{( | + | <math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 750\qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 900\qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 1000\qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ 1050\qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 1500</math> |
==Solution== | ==Solution== |
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Problem
Heather compares the price of a new computer at two different stores. Store offers off the sticker price followed by a rebate, and store offers off the same sticker price with no rebate. Heather saves by buying the computer at store instead of store . What is the sticker price of the computer, in dollars?
Solution
Let the sticker price be .
The price of the computer is at store , and at store .
Heather saves at store , so .
Solving, we find , and the thus answer is .
See also
2008 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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