Misha F. answered • 04/02/19

Seasoned SAT, PSAT, and ACT Prep tutor

15%=.15

Let x represent his paycheck

82.89 is 15% of his paycheck

82.80= .15x

Divide both sides by .15

x=$552

Then you divide the bills by his paycheck

132.48/552=.24

.24 is 24%

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asked • 04/02/19last week benjamin spent $82.80 on groceries and $132.48 on bills. The amount he spent on groceries was %15 of his paycheck , What percent of his paycheck did benjamin spend on bills?

I need to know the steps

I know the answer is 24% but how do I get that ?

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Misha F. answered • 04/02/19

Seasoned SAT, PSAT, and ACT Prep tutor

15%=.15

Let x represent his paycheck

82.89 is 15% of his paycheck

82.80= .15x

Divide both sides by .15

x=$552

Then you divide the bills by his paycheck

132.48/552=.24

.24 is 24%

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