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Percentages: write expression for 25% of $118.25

Postby amichellet on Sun May 03, 2009 2:38 am

Please help me!! This is my first math class in years and I don't remember percentages!!!!

Problem: Twenty-five percent of your budget ($118.250) will be used to rent business space and pay for utilities. Write an algebraic expression that indicates how much money will be spent on business space and utilities. Do not solve.
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sun May 03, 2009 2:56 am

amichellet wrote:Please help me!! This is my first math class in years and I don't remember percentages!

To learn how to set up "percent of" expression and equations, try here. :wink:

amichellet wrote:Problem: Twenty-five percent of your budget ($118.250) will be used to rent business space and pay for utilities. Write an algebraic expression that indicates how much money will be spent on business space and utilities. Do not solve.

Convert the percentage to its decimal form. Then note that "of" indicates "times", and multiply. But don't simplify.

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