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So the shopkeeper's calculation is
She knows the item price so her calculation is a multiplication. You on the other hand have the customer cost but not the item price so this equation is
How do you calculate the item price? Once you have the item price you can check your answer by applying the shopkeeper's calculation. I hope this helps,  


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