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− | Suppose the | + | Suppose the fraction of discount is <math>x</math>. That means <math>(1-x)(1+x)=0.84x</math>; so <math>1-x^{2}=0.84</math>, and <math>(x^{2})=0.16</math>, obtaining <math>x=0.4</math>. Therefore, the price was increased and decreased by <math>40</math>%, or <math>\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 40}</math>. |
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Problem 22
A store increased the original price of a shirt by a certain percent and then decreased the new price by the same amount. Given that the resulting price was of the original price, by what percent was the price increased and decreased?
Solution 1
Suppose the fraction of discount is . That means ; so , and , obtaining . Therefore, the price was increased and decreased by %, or .
See Also
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