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 Question from Bob: (1) I have a net price item at $\$4,664.66$but do not have the discount percentage. I have been told I received 40%? How do I establish the original List Price and to confirm what discount I received? Hi Bob, Suppose the list price was$\$L.$ If you received a 40% discount then you paid 60% of $\$L.$hence $\frac{60}{100} \times \L = \4,664.66.$ Solve for$L.\$

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