Bethany's mother was upset because Bethany's text messages from the previous month were 218% of the amount allowed at no extra cost under her phone plan. Her mother had to pay for each text message over the allowance. Bethany had 5,450 text messages last month. How many text messages is she allowed under the phone plan at no extra cost?
so 5450=218% find 100% 5450=218 ratio is 5450:218=x:100 fractionify 5450/218=x/100 multiply both sides by 100 545000/218=x simplify 2500=x answe ris allowerd 2500 text message