Hi all

I'm trying to work out how much x is x% of. The question relates to mortgages - if I have $40,000 and the deposit required is 35% how can I work out the full amount.

$40,000 is 35% of ?

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- Nov 14th 2010, 02:48 AMzzpMortgages Deposit
Hi all

I'm trying to work out how much x is x% of. The question relates to mortgages - if I have $40,000 and the deposit required is 35% how can I work out the full amount.

$40,000 is 35% of ? - Nov 14th 2010, 03:02 AMe^(i*pi)
Your question needs to be clearer. Is the $40,000 the deposit which in turn is 35% of the full amount?

If so the full amount is given by: $\displaystyle 0.35x = 4 \times 10^4$. This formula was used because 35% is the same as 0.35 and I've assumed the deposit is $40000

Solve for x - Nov 14th 2010, 03:15 AMzzp
Yes - $40,000 is the deposit which is 35% of the full amount.

I think I've worked it out - I had a complete mental block, I don't use math in my job and if you don'y use it you lose it.

I have $40,000 and for the mortgage I need a 35% deposit. I was having a mental block on how much I could borrow.

(40,000/35)*100 = 114,285

I could borrow $114,285 - Nov 14th 2010, 03:30 AMe^(i*pi)
- Nov 14th 2010, 05:45 AMWilmer
You can always "experiment" with something simpler;

like, you know 2 is 1/4 or 25% of 8, right?

.25x = 2

x = 2/.25 = 8

Same "simplicity" applies to any large weird amounts!