Mr. Vazquez determines that the area of a bathroom in his house is 25 square feet less than 1/5 of the area of the living room. If the bathroom measures 35 square feet, what is the area of the living room?
Let the area of the living room = A
35 = (1/5)A - 25 add 25 to both sides
60 = (1/5)A multiply both sides by 5
5 * 60 = A = 300 sq ft