# Math

On a home improvement project. spent \$3000, which was 125% of the original budget (25% over budget). What was the original budget? \$______

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1. \$3000 = 1.25X

You can do the calculations.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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2. Let x = original budget

Formula to use:

amount spent = given percent times x

\$3000 = 1.25(x)

Divide both sides by 1.25 to find x.

\$3000/1.25 = x

\$2400 = x

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