How Do You Set Up a Percent Proportion from a Word Problem?

How Do You Set Up a Percent Proportion from a Word Problem?

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Sometimes the hardest part of a word problem is figuring out how to turn the words into an equation you can solve. This tutorial let's you see the steps to take in order to do just that! Take a look! You'll be glad you did!

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Background Tutorials

Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

Percents are important, and the reality is that percents are actually proportions in disguise. In this tutorial you'll see exactly how to connect percents with proportions, and you'll be happier for it :)

Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).

You can't do algebra without working with variables, but variables can be confusing. If you've ever wondered what variables are, then this tutorial is for you!