Lindsey budgeted 18% of her monthly income of $1,700 for utilities. How much can she spend on utilities? 1 Answer Jun 18, 2018 Answer: See a solution process below: Explanation: We can rewrite this as: What is 18% of$1,700?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 18% can be written as $\frac{x}{100}$.

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

Finally, lets call the amount Lindsey can spend on utilities: "u".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for $u$ while keeping the equation balanced:

u = 18/100 xx $1700 u = ($30600)/100

u = $306 Lindsey can spend color(red)($306) on utilities.