Question

# A reduction of 12.5% in the price of dining table brought down its price at Rs. 4375. What is the original price of the dining table?A. 8,000B. 5,000C. 5,500D. 6,080

Hint: Start by assuming the original price of the dining table to be a variable and then apply the condition given in the question to get the value of x.

Let us assume the original price of the dining table to be Rs x.
$x - \dfrac{{12.5}}{{100}}x = 4375$
On simplifying the equation, we get,
$\Rightarrow 100x - 12.5x = 437500$
$\Rightarrow x = \dfrac{{437500}}{{87.5}}$
On dividing, we get,
$\Rightarrow x = 5000$

Therefore, the original price of the dining table is Rs 5000.
Option B is the correct answer.

Note: In these types of questions, start by assigning the unknown value to a variable and then applying the condition to obtain the answer.