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# A reduction of 12.5% in the price of the 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 Verified
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Hint: Start by assuming that the initial price of the dining table is a variable, and then apply the condition in the question to determine 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.
So, Option (B) is the correct answer.

Note: Begin by assigning the unknown value to a variable and then apply the condition to get the answer. Make sure whenever there is there is % convert it and simplify.
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