A pair of sneakers are on sale for $51. This is 75% off the original price. What was the original price of the shoes?



3 years ago Comment

So you can figure this out by letting the original price = [latex]x[/latex], then subsitute this into an equation given the things we have here: [latex]x*0.75=51[/latex], 0.75 because that represents the sale. Rearrange this equation to find [latex]x= \frac{51}{0.75} [/latex] or [latex]$68[/latex]. 
The original price of the sneakers was $68.