1. An ad for a computer printer stated that you could buy the printer for only $280.00, or 80 % of the original price . What was the original price of the printer?
2. After 35 minutes Hayden had completed 7/10 of his math test. If he has a total of 55 minutes to complete the test, do you think he will finish on time?
Let the original price of the printer be P
Then we know that 80% of P is 280
80% is equivalent to 80/100 = ...
There are two word problems here regarding fractions and decimals.