## Elementary Algebra

Let X be the number we are looking for. The word “is” refers to equality, so this question translates into: X = 5.5% of 80 5.5% of 80 means 5.5% $\times$ 80, so: X = 5.5% $\times$ 80 X = 0.055 $\times$ 80 X = 4.4