# SOLUTION: Okay, here's the question: *Jane spent 9% of her savings on a downpayment for a car. If she paid \$1599, how much in savings does she have?* I don't even know how to go about answ

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 393729: Okay, here's the question: *Jane spent 9% of her savings on a downpayment for a car. If she paid \$1599, how much in savings does she have?* I don't even know how to go about answering this. Would you multiply the 2 numbers or divide them or what?! Your help is very much appriciated! Thanks! Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15661)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Jane spent 9% of her savings on a downpayment for a car. If she paid \$1599, how much in savings does she have? : Let x = amt she has in her savings originally : Write an equation for just what it says .09x = 1599 divide both sides by .09 x = x = \$17,766.67, originally : We want to know how much in her savings account now (after taking out \$1599) 17766.67 - 1599 = 16,167.67 in her saving account now