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# 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

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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.

$x - \dfrac{{12.5}}{{100}}x = 4375$
$\Rightarrow 100x - 12.5x = 437500$
$\Rightarrow x = \dfrac{{437500}}{{87.5}}$
$\Rightarrow x = 5000$