MATHCOUNTS Question #215

Mathematics
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The original price for a pair of shoes was increased by 150%, and then this new price was decreased by 75%. By what percent must the current price be increased to return to the original price?

May 31st, 2015

let original price is x  therefore increase price = 1.5x

now price is decrease 75% or 1.5x * 0.75 = 1.125x

price is 12.5% increase from original price

Answer : 12.5%

May 31st, 2015

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