1.After a 13% price reduction , a boat sold for 28,710. What was the boat's price before the reduction? Round to the nearest cent.
2. For three days in a row , volunteers picked up trash on a particular beach. They picked up a total of 615 pounds. On the second day they collected 33 pounds more than on the first day. On the third day , they picked up 21 pounds less than on the first day. How many pounds of trash did they pick up on the first day?
1. Let the price be x before the reduction.
13% of the price is 13% * x = 0.13x
therefore, after 13% reduction, the price is
x - ...
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