3.2 Solve Percent Applications

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Translate and solve basic percent equations
  • Solve percent applications
  • Find percent increase and percent decrease
  • Solve simple interest applications
  • Solve applications with discount or mark-up

Self Check

ⓐ After completing the exercises, use this checklist to evaluate your mastery of the objectives of this section.This is a table that has two rows and four columns. In the first row, which is a header row, the cells read from left to right “I can…,” “Confidently,” “With some help,” and “No-I don’t get it!” The first column below “I can…” reads “translate and solve basic percent equations,” “solve percent applications,” “find percent increase and percent decrease,” “solve simple interest applications,” and “solve applications with discount or mark-up.” The rest of the cells are blank.

ⓑ After reviewing this checklist, what will you do to become confident for all goals?