# Answer to Question #21582 in Algebra for Dominique

Question #21582

After and increase of 12% a leather jacket costs $207.20 what was the original price of the jacket?

Expert's answer

if X - the original price of the jacket

then, after increase of 12% :

X - 0.12X = 207.20

0.88X = 207.20

X = 207.20/0.88

X =& 235.45 $

Answer:& the original price of the jacket was 235.45 $

then, after increase of 12% :

X - 0.12X = 207.20

0.88X = 207.20

X = 207.20/0.88

X =& 235.45 $

Answer:& the original price of the jacket was 235.45 $

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