Carcass wrote:
If John has $100 to spend and was unable to buy a particular item before the price was reduced by 25%, but can afford the item after the price reduction, what was the maximum possible price of the item prior to the price reduction?
(A) $110.50
(B) $120.66
(C) $125.00
(D) $133.33
(E) $140.00
Reduce each answer option by 25% and see which choice is equal to or less than 100, All options except
(E) are less than 100 (after reducing by 25%) but the largest is 133.33 or Option (D) and that is the answer.
Answer: DPS: You do not need to calculate each option.