# How do I write an algebraic expression?

• May 16th 2010, 05:35 PM
OneidaFL
How do I write an algebraic expression?
The budget is $118,250. You will use 25% of your budget to rent business space and pay for utilities. Write an algebraic expression that indicates how much money will be spent on business space and utilities. I do not need to solve it, I just have to know how to write this as an expression? • May 16th 2010, 05:55 PM Noegddgeon Well, it seems like a very simple problem to me, so the expression itself is going to also be very simple. Let$\displaystyle s$be the variable for business space and utilities.$\displaystyle
s = \frac{1}{4}(118250)
$Hope that's what you were looking for. The purpose of the 1/4th fraction is its equivalence to 25%. • May 17th 2010, 04:51 AM CaptainBlack Quote: Originally Posted by OneidaFL The budget is$118,250. You will use 25% of your budget to rent business space and pay for utilities.

Write an algebraic expression that indicates how much money will be spent on business space and utilities.

I do not need to solve it, I just have to know how to write this as an expression?

$\displaystyle 25\%$ is a fraction of $\displaystyle 25/100$ or $\displaystyle 0.25$ (or $\displaystyle 1/4$). So $\displaystyle 25\%$ of $\displaystyle \$118250$is:$\displaystyle 0.25 \times 118250\$ dollars

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