ALGEBRA 1
Lesson 29 of 116

INTRODUCTORY WORD PROBLEMS
Percent Problems
Students learn to solve "percent" word problems, such as the following. What is 24% of 175? Note that "what" means "x", "24%" means "24/100", "is" means "equals", "of" means "times", and "175" means "175". So this word problem can be translated into the equation x = 24/100 times 175.
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