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# Sarah pays a 20% deposit for a new tv and then an extra $96. What’s the total cost?

**Solution:**

Given, Sarah pays 20% deposit for a new tv

Sarah pays $96 extra.

Let the total cost of a new TV = $X

After paying a 20% deposit, the remaining amount will be (100-20)%

= 80% of $X

We know, Sarah has to pay $96 extra

I.e. 80 percentage of $X = $96

(80/100)X = 96

80 X = 9600

X = 9600/80

X = 120

Therefore, the total cost of a new TV is $120.

## Sarah pays a 20% deposit for a new tv and then an extra $96. What’s the total cost?

**Summary:**

Sarah pays a 20% deposit for a new tv and then an extra $96. The total cost is $120.

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