# Lindsey budgeted 18% of her monthly income of $1,700 for utilities. How much can she spend on utilities?

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Jun 18, 2018

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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

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

Lindsey can spend

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