# A credit card gives 2% cash back on purchases. You purchase $1,685.90 in items with that card. What is your reward amount?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 4, 2017

#### Answer:

The reward amount is $33.72

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite this problem as:

What is 2% of $1,685.90?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 2% can be written as

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Finally, lets call the reward amount we are looking for "r".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for