# RATL 1 | Lesson 2 | Making Connections (Solutions: 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? Solution: John is correct. The solution is$4,600.

2. Find 30% more than 90 using percentage strips and double number lines.

Solution 1: Percentage Strips

 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
 10% 10% 10% 9 9 9

$13(9)=117$

Solution 2: Double Number Lines

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