# I make check for $ 3053.00 but substracted 10%, what was original amount?

Asked By Sam On 02/26/2017 21:01

## Answers

the original amount is 10% of $3,053 then added to $3,053.
'of' means to multiply
therefore, $3,053*10% + $3,053 = $3358.30**
*How to multiply a percent:
Every percent is equal to the number of the percent over (or divided by) 100, then turn that into a decimal.
example: 3% = 3/100; 3 out of 100 is spoken, "three hundredths"; sounds like a decimal right? it is! and it looks like 0.03
**easier way to do this would be to think about it logically. $3,053 is your original amount given of 100%. The amount that you are looking for is 10% greater than your original amount. Add the percents together (100% + 10%) and get 110%. So really the question is asking for 110% of $3,053. Therefore, multiply 110% * $3,053 or 1.1 * $3,053 = $3,358.30

Answered On 02/26/2017 22:17

Answered On 02/26/2017 22:17

Since $3053.00 is the cost of the item less 10%, it is 90% of the original cost. So you have to
solve 90% of the cost is $3053. In ;mathematical terms this statement is given by the equation
.90x=3053. x represents the original cost. If you divide both sides of the equation by .90
you get x=$3392.22. The original cost is $3392.22.

Answered On 02/27/2017 18:06

Answered On 02/27/2017 18:06

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