a shopkeeper increased the price of a cycle by 15 % the increased price was rs 1 ,610 what was the original price ?

Answer:

Let us assume that the original price of the cycle be Rs. x.

Then the equation we get as per simple linear equation:

x + 15% of x = 1610.

x + 15x/100 = 1610

100x + 15x = 1610 x 100

115x = 161000

x = 161000/115 = Rs. 1400.

**Ans: Rs. 1400.**