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I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.
you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 


189.



$189


"During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days." Barack Obama, May 9 2009

$189.
Am I doing your homework for you? 

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Originally Posted By CookmyLock: I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 

"Guns change Governments much surer that votes ever do."  Lord of War 2005

That sounds like a Russian name. I'll assume it took place in the Soviet Union. Accounting for ridiculous inflation, the dress cost 183,345.23 rubles. Of course, the government provides everything in Communism, so she probably only spent approximately 13,563.72 rubles. If she was hot, she most likely ended up paying 14 rubles.


"Go take a long walk on a short pier"my dad
"Strive for perfection and you will easily surpass excellence"my dad ".............."Harpo Marx 
i'm too dumb to take part in this thread


Que?
"It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." 
Tax should be based in the presale price, shouldn't it?



[(Original Price x 0.70) x 1.06] = $140.24
And now you know how that works. 


Originally Posted By AssaultRifler: Originally Posted By CookmyLock: I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. 

Quantum Mechanical Engineer
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Originally Posted By Dan12: Tax should be based in the presale price, shouldn't it? WTF? Only if you're a democrat. 


Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well. 

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$87


Originally Posted By LtDirector:
But with the elimination of Washburnizer, came the birth of Injunjoe. The circle of life. 
Originally Posted By DaveLister: Originally Posted By Keith_J: Originally Posted By AssaultRifler: Originally Posted By CookmyLock: I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well. I like using a HP calculator with Reverse Polish Noation. There's no equal sign! That's hard core! 

"Guns change Governments much surer that votes ever do."  Lord of War 2005

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down." 

"During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days." Barack Obama, May 9 2009

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By DaveLister:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well. I like using a HP calculator with Reverse Polish Noation. There's no equal sign! That's hard core! good thing it has noations without those wed all be lost. 


Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
$87 Winner. 


Exactly $87 dollars.


Thanks for the membership!!

Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
$87 Damm it beat me. 

Thanks for the membership!!

Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down." See, I would argue that you do get partial credit as long as at least some of the bridge is still standing. 

"Go take a long walk on a short pier"my dad
"Strive for perfection and you will easily surpass excellence"my dad ".............."Harpo Marx 
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
That sounds like a Russian name. I'll assume it took place in the Soviet Union. Accounting for ridiculous inflation, the dress cost 183,345.23 rubles. Of course, the government provides everything in Communism, so she probably only spent approximately 13,563.72 rubles. If she was hot, she most likely ended up paying 14 rubles. There is no W in the Cyrillic Alphabet. 


87 of course



Originally Posted By Sleepy1988:
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
That sounds like a Russian name. I'll assume it took place in the Soviet Union. Accounting for ridiculous inflation, the dress cost 183,345.23 rubles. Of course, the government provides everything in Communism, so she probably only spent approximately 13,563.72 rubles. If she was hot, she most likely ended up paying 14 rubles. There is no W in the Cyrillic Alphabet. You just threw off all my precise calculations. ETA: Her mother was part African and gave her the middle name. Take that. 

"Go take a long walk on a short pier"my dad
"Strive for perfection and you will easily surpass excellence"my dad ".............."Harpo Marx 
I also get $189.



Originally Posted By CookmyLock: I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? This question should replace the math tests for employment at the cigar shop at which I moonlight as the bookkeeper. The turnover rate is absurd. 


Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By DaveLister:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well. I like using a HP calculator with Reverse Polish Noation. There's no equal sign! That's hard core! good thing it has noations without those wed all be lost. "One Noation Under God......." 

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Originally Posted By AR4U: Originally Posted By Keith_J: Originally Posted By AssaultRifler: Originally Posted By CookmyLock: I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down." That too pisses me off to no end. DIMENSIONS over UNITS. Then there is the "smell test". I was on a design team where another engineer thought a point load of 2.5 million pounds on a beam was "just a number" and could be dealt with by "increasing the web height" to some crazy dimension. The issue was weight of the beam. Then when I had specified 3" Acme threaded rod, some bean counter changed it to standard Vgroove threads. And without my knowledge...when it was built and delivered, the big boss man went apeshit because of that. 

Quantum Mechanical Engineer
Ars sine scientia nihil est 
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down." See, I would argue that you do get partial credit as long as at least some of the bridge is still standing. I guess it really depends on whether it was a government project or not. 

"During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days." Barack Obama, May 9 2009

Originally Posted By Keith_J: Originally Posted By AssaultRifler: Originally Posted By CookmyLock: I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. I had to show all my work during two semesters of math at U of FL. No calculators allowed, either. High school: show work but could use a calculator. 


Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. An answer you can feel good about. 

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry

1+1=3


This post is probably not relevant to anyone's interests..
If you can't do something smart, then do something right. 
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? 1.06 X = $140.24 X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30 Let Y be original price then .7 Y = 132.30 Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189 You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer. Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down." See, I would argue that you do get partial credit as long as at least some of the bridge is still standing. I guess it really depends on whether it was a government project or not. Or if your boss is an optimist. "What a great opportunity to get a head start on building an even bigger and better bridge!" or "You [insert foul language of choice]" Btw, if anyone is wondering why I'm not giving serious answers, it's because enough people already did that my shaky advice was not needed. 

"Go take a long walk on a short pier"my dad
"Strive for perfection and you will easily surpass excellence"my dad ".............."Harpo Marx 
Originally Posted By Spankadin: 1+1=3 For large values of 1 and small values of 3 

Quantum Mechanical Engineer
Ars sine scientia nihil est 
Thing is....You and I both know that in this economy that dress is not worth 189.00..They are on ebay for 125.00 all day long..
Ask yourself when the last time you sold more than 10 of these in one week???...Never right?? I will offer you 150.00 out the door and that is the bottom dollar.. I know it is quite a bit less than what you expected to sell it for but you have to ask yourself ...Do you really want to sit on this dress for a week when you could have moved the product off the shelf?? Because tomorrow that dress is old news and the value and price will be worth less than the 145.00 I am offering today.. The color is 1980's and retro is not as popular as it was last week and I heard that down the street the exact same dress is listed at 165.00 and the guy is a friend and can move 5:1 at that price.. It is ALL about moving more product at a lesser price to equal the greater profit.. Ok, THIS is what I will do... I will give you 165.00 plus tax and I will tell the other guy that the prices of your dress is 150.00 ..he will never know..He is guaranteed to drop his prices by 40% because he only has 110.00 in each dress.. Price yours at 150.00 on the rack and change it at the register.. Also, mention that you have a shipment of the newer,Better ,dresses coming tomorrow and you are planning on advertising a sale with a "buy one get 20% off" the next dress of equal or lesser value over the next week.. When he drops his prices to 120.00 per ...Send someone in to buy ALL his products at the lower price (clean his ass out) and then reprice them at 199.00 with 10% off at your own store and this guy will have no product to sell for the next week because the the Trucker's Local #87 is calling for negotiations in the morning....Ask me how I know??? ..No one is moving JACK SHIT for the next two months...Unless it is by way of donkey or little mesicans.. Your competition will go out of business overnight and you will be left with the only product to sell in the entire neighborhood.. Because one of the other guys accidentally has had a fire tonight... You are now in monopoly and money! 

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson
The PEOPLE are the LAW of the UNITED STATES! 
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? $140.24 x 1.06 = $132.30 (price after sale and before tax) $132.30 x (100 / 70) = $189 Answer = $189 

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The answer would be $188.99, the math would work the same and a store would most likely not price something an even dollar amount.


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189


Poo fixes most problems. You just have to be creative.

Originally Posted By outaammo:
The answer would be $188.99, the math would work the same and a store would most likely not price something an even dollar amount. Nope 189.003 


Wow, this is cool, can you guys do accounting problems too?



Originally Posted By Jacques: Wow, this is cool, can you guys do accounting problems too? Mechanical Engineer, not Hebrew 

Quantum Mechanical Engineer
Ars sine scientia nihil est 
Answer: Too fuckin' much, and why aint she makin' me a sammich gawdammit!


Originally Posted By Taxman:
Dont lie, 90% of you would buy Snuggies if we could get them in black with the Bolt Face Logo on them. Perfect for ARFCOM posting, keeps you warm in even the coldest basements. 
Originally Posted By JWC: Originally Posted By Dan12: Tax should be based in the presale price, shouldn't it? WTF? Only if you're a democrat. 

A=A

Originally Posted By outaammo: The answer would be $188.99, the math would work the same and a store would most likely not price something an even dollar amount. Any retail store that sellf $189 dresses, probably just puts 189 on the tag. Thats classy apparently. Having cents and even a dollar sign is low brow. 

A=A

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you. you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers. A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress? This isn't a trick to get me to divide by zero is it? Would you truly risk the space/time continuum this way? 


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