To cover office expenses, a gymnastics camp charges a registration fee that is 34% of the tuition. If tuition is $485, what is the fee?

1 Answer
Jan 4, 2017

The tuition fee is $164.90


We can rewrite this problem as:

What is 34% of $485?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 34% can be written as #34/100#.

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

Finally, lets call the fee we are looking for "f".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #f# while keeping the equation balanced:

#f = 34/100 xx $485#

#f = ($16,490)/100#

#f = $164.90#