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# I purchased a hair-dryer for ₹ 5,400 including 8% VAT. Find the price before VAT was added.

**Solution:**

Price of a hairdryer with VAT = ₹ 5400

VAT% = 8%

Let the initial price of the hairdryer be ₹ x

Price of hairdryer with VAT is ₹ 5400

VAT % = 8%

VAT = 8% of the initial price of hairdryer

So, the initial price of hairdryer + VAT = 5400

x + 8% × x = 5400

x + (8x/100) = 5400

(108x/100) = 5400

x = 5400 × (100/108)

x = ₹ 5000

**☛ Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 8

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## I purchased a hair-dryer for ₹ 5,400 including 8% VAT. Find the price before VAT was added

NCERT Solutions Class 8 Maths Chapter 8 Exercise 8.2 Question 10

**Summary:**

I purchased a hairdryer for ₹ 5,400 including 8% VAT. The price of the hairdryer before VAT was added is ₹ 5000.

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