## Elementary Algebra

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