# 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 $s$ be the variable for business space and utilities. $ 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?

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

$0.25 \times 118250$ dollars

CB