A television is on sale for 20% off. If the sale price is $800, what was the original price?

A television is on sale for 20% off. If the sale price is $800, what was the original price?

Detailed Explanation

If an item is discounted 20%, the sale price is 80% of the original price. Let p represent the original price. Then 800 = 80% × p and p = 800/80%=800/.80=1,000.