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    A store has 27 identical items to sell. After selling 19items,8 remaining items sale -5 less than the original price.All the items sell for a total of 475.00 what was the original price

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    Solution (the coin for the prices was not specified, therefore the coin is defined as "money units"):


    19 items were sold for the price y -- > 19y money units.
    8 items were sold for 5 money units less then the original price -- > 8 X (y - 5) -- > = 8y – 40 money units. 
    The total sales sum was 475 money units. It equals to the sum of the sales of the two different prices:
    475 = 19y + 8y – 40
    515 = 27y
    Y (the original price) approximately equals to 19.074 money units.



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