Prorating the Rent
Date: 09/19/2002 at 17:50:24 From: Mandy Mcentire Subject: Wanting to figure my rent for this month If my rent is $127 and I moved in on the 11th of this month, what will my prorated amount be for September?
Date: 09/19/2002 at 19:37:31 From: Doctor White Subject: Re: Wanting to figure my rent for this month Mandy - Mathematically speaking you can figure this by using a proportion. Number of days -------------- is a ratio you could use for your proportion. total rent 30 days 20 days (since there are 20 days left in Sept.) --------- = --------- $127 $ x Now you can solve the proportion by cross multiplying and dividing. 30x = (20)(127), so x = [(20)(127)]/30 I will let you do the computation. I hope this helps you with problems that can use proportions to find solutions. Come back to see us soon. - Doctor White, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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