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Let the original price be x
Then, x - 35% of x = 162.50
x - 35/100x = Rs. 162.50
65/100x = Rs. 162.50
x = Rs 162.50 × 100/65 = Rs. 250
∴ the original price was Rs. 250

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Let x be original price
x-(35% of x)=162.50

take x common

then substitute further to find x

you will get 162.50/0.65
which is equal to rs 250