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A washing machine that is on sale has a price tag of R 1 240, representing a discount of 22.5% off the original price. What was the original price?

Correct answer:

x =  1600 R

Step-by-step explanation:

y=1240 R q=100%22.5%=110022.5=0.775  x q = y  x=y/q=1240/0.775=1600 R

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