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Anam Shams

25 days ago

The original price of an item is discounted 20%. A customer buys the item at this discounted price using a $20-off coupo

The original price of an item is discounted 20%. A customer buys the item at this discounted price using a $20-off coupon. There is no tax on the item, and this was the only item the customer bought. If the customer paid $1.90 more than half the original price of the item, what was the original price of the item?

(A) $61

(B) $65

(C) $67.40

(D) $70

(E) $73

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Vijaya Lakshmi K Mentor_tag

24 days ago

Hello Anam, The answer is option E. Let the original price be x. According to the question, the store sells the item at a 20% discount. Therefore, the item costs the customer 0.8x After using the $20 discount, the customer actually pays: 0.8x - 20 As he pays $1.9 more than half the original price, he pays: 0.5x + 1.9 So setting these two equations equal, we come up with: 0.8x - 20 = 0.5x +1.9... See more

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