## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

85% of what number is 297.5 ? 85% $\times$ x = 297.5 Translate to an equation 0.85 $\times$ x =297.5 Write 85% as 0.85 $\frac{0.85x}{0.85}$=$\frac{297.5}{0.85}$ Divide both sides by 0.85 x=$\frac{29750}{85}$ x=350 Check 85% $\times$ x = 297.5 85% $\times$ 350= 297.5 0.85$\times$ 350=297.5 297.5=297.5