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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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