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10-62.

Gail bought a new baseball cap for $\7.50$, which was $\frac { 1 } { 3 }$ off the original price. What was the original price?

If the new baseball cap is $\frac { 1 } { 3 }$ off the original price, then it must be $\frac{2}{3}$ of the original price.

Write an equation to represent the new cap's price as a fraction of the old cap's original price.

$(7.50) = \frac{2}{3} x$

$x=\11.25$