Instructional Activity# Example 3 : An Algebraic Approach to Finding a Part, Given a Percent of the Whole

Lesson 2. Unit 4. Grade 7 EngageNY

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 2, Unit 4, Grade 7. In percent problems, the percent equation can be used to solve the problem when given two of its three terms. To solve a percent word problem, first identify the whole quantity in the problem, and then identify the part and percent. Use a letter (variable) to represent the term whose value is unknown.