Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - Chapter 4 Test: 18

Answer

The number we are looking for is 70.

Work Step by Step

Let x represent the number we need to find. Thirty-five percent of what number means 35% of x = 35% $\times$ x Is 24.5 means = 24.5 So, 35% $\times$ x = 24.5 0.35 $\times$ x = 24.5 0.35x = 24.5 Divide both sides by 0.35. x = 70
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