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 Question from Willa, a student: So, I have this question from my summer packet: "Gwen buys 3 identical pairs of shoes at store a. She pays $110.25 after the discount what is the regular price of each pair? ( 40% off)" Hi Willa, Suppose that the before sale price of each pair of shoes is$P$dollars. What she actually paid for each pair of shoes was$\large \frac{110.25}{3}$dollars. There was a discount of$40\%$of the price$P$dollars and hence she paid$60\%$of$P$dollars for each pair. Hence $0.60 \times P = \frac{110.25}{3}$ Solve for$P.\$

Penny

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