# The number of lime flavored gumballs in the gumball machine is 85. If this is 17% of the number of gumballs in the machine, how many gumballs are in the machine?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 14, 2018

The total number of gumballs is 500.

#### Explanation:

Percent means per hundred.

Therefore,

Let the total number of gumballs be n. Then

17% of n = 85 means that

I hope this helps,

Steve