# Computer Sale

Pro Problems > Math > Algebra > Equations > Word Problems > Linear > Money## Computer Sale

The price of a computer was decreased by 20% one month, and then increased by 10% of its new price the next month, and then increased by 10% of its new price for the third month. If the final price of the computer was $1452, what was the original price?

## Solution

In order to make it feasible for teachers to use these problems in their classwork, no solutions are publicly visible, so students cannot simply look up the answers. If you would like to view the solutions to these problems, you must have a Virtual Classroom subscription.## Similar Problems

### Trading Coins

Joe has three quarters, three dimes, and two nickels. Jim has five nickels and four pennies.

Joe gave three of his coins to Jim, and Jim gave two of his coins to Joe. After the exchange, Joe and Jim had the same amount of money.

What coins did Joe give to Jim?

### Jack-o-Lantern Math

I can purchase 10 jack-o-lanterns, and I’ll have $0.30 left over. I can purchase 6 jack-o-lanterns, and I’ll have $32.10 left over. How much does a jack-o-lantern cost?

### Biggles, Diggles and Ziggles

A biggle is worth 3 diggles, and a diggle is worth 4 ziggles. How many ziggles are 12 biggles and 7 diggles worth?

### Coin Muddle

Half of my coins are quarters. A third of my coins are dimes. The remaining coins are nickels and pennies. I have a total of $6.76. How many of each coin do I have?

### On Sale Today!

I have a coupon which allows me to get 20% off my entire purchase. I have another coupon that allows me to get $20 off my entire purchase. If I use the $20 coupon, I save $14 less than I would have if I'd used the 20% off coupon. If I use the 20% off coupon, how much money will I spend?

### Xena, Yolanda, and Zebulon

Xena has $800. Yolanda has $400. Zebulon has $1000. Xena gives Yolanda 10% of her money. Then Yolanda gives Zebulon 50% of her money. Then Zebulon gives Xena 10% of his money. How much money does Xena now have?

### Pineapple on Sale!

Every week for three weeks, the price of a pineapple was reduced by 25% from the *previous week’s* price. After the third reduction, the price of two pineapples was twenty cents less than the undiscounted price of a single pineapple. How much did an undiscounted pineapple cost?

### Paycheck Distribution

I spent a third of my paycheck on groceries, and three fourths of what remained on my mortgage. I then spent twenty dollars on gas. Finally, I donated three fifths of my remaining money to a charity. If I had $17.00 left, how much did I start with?

### Funding My Trip

I need to raise money for my trip. I have a certain number of donors who have given $10 apiece, and other donors who have given $50 apiece. So far I have raised $1,950.

If one third of my $10 donors had donated $50 instead, I would have $3,150.

How many people have given me $10, and how many people have given me $50?

### McRonalds and Burger Jack

McRonald’s increased the cost of their burger by $0.17 more than Burger Jack increased the cost of their burger. Purchasing one McRonald’s burger and one a Burger Jack burger now costs $3.23. Before the price increases, one of each burger cost a total of $2.43. By how much was the McRonald’s price increased?