RATL 1 | Lesson 2 | Making Connections (Strategies to Solve Problems with Percents)

Making Connections

Strategies to Solve Problems with Percents

  1. A body shop estimates the cost of painting John’s car at $4,000 plus a garage fee of 15%. John needs to  determine how much he will pay in total.

John believes he can work out the answer by multiplying 1.15 by 4,000.

Is John correct?  Use a double number line and a second strategy to demonstrate whether John’s strategy is correct:

  1. Find 30% more than 90 using both double number lines and percent strips.

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