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 Question 333598: please help me with persent of decrease? the question is in a word problem so here it is. sally and susan when back to school shoping. sally bought a \$59.00 pair of jeans for 10% off. susan found the same pair of \$59.00 jeans for \$54.00. what is the persent of decrease on the pair of jeans that susan bought? i dont want the anser to the problem just how to do it useing my word problem thanks in advance Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 333639: The number of blooming pansies increased by 160 percent overnight. If they numbered 117 in the morning, how many pansies had bloomed before nightfall? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)
 Question 333639: The number of blooming pansies increased by 160 percent overnight. If they numbered 117 in the morning, how many pansies had bloomed before nightfall? Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 334060: Lakisha owes her mechanic \$1200 for a car repair. If he charges her 0.8% simple interest per month, and she makes no payments the first year, how much interest will she owe after the first year? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 334065: Donnell took out a college loan of \$3000. He will be charged 8% simple interest on the loan. A) How much interest will be due on the loan in three months? B) How much interest will be due on the loan in three years? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 334064: Elissa will receive a \$1.23/hr pay raise next month. This represents 14% of her current pay. How much is she earning now? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 334062: An inspector found 8 defective radios during an inspection. If this is 0.02% of the total number of radios inspected, how many radios were inspected? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 334048: A baker made 20 pies. A Boy Scout troop buys one–fourth of his pies, a preschool teacher buys one–third of his pies, and a caterer buys one–sixth of his pies. How many pies does the baker have left? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 334145: Mrs. Smith was hired at a yearly salary of \$30,000.She received a raise of 3% after the first year and then a raise of 2% after the second year.What percent of her original salary is her salary after two years (rounded to the nearest 0.01%)? a.95.18% b.96. 96% c.98.04% d.102.03% e.105.06% Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 334786: Hello, and good part of day! Please help me! A pollution control device on a car reduces the amount of an air pollutant by 55 ppm. When the drived is installed, it will take a car 7 hours to emit the same amount of the pollutant that it formerly did in 2h. What was the original concentration of the pollutant in the car's exhaust? Thank you! Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 335682: A car dealership advertises a 30% off sale on all cars in stock. If the sale price of a particular model is \$12500, what is the regular price of the car? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 335734: Why is simple interest rate of 13% on a loan for one year higher. Than a 1% interest rate on a monthly balance at the end of each month for one year Thanky you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 335754: a file cabinet top is 1/2yd by 4/3yd. Find the area. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 335840: Math Probability Question Jayne has a collectionof 50 old teapots. 27 of them have rose patterns. Some of them are covered in blue willow patterns. Some of them have striped patterns and the rest have plain colours. One teapot is chosen at random: The probability that it will have a striped pattern is 0.08 How many of Jaynes teapots are striped? The probability that it will have a blue willow pattern is 0.22. How many of Jaynes teapots have plain colours. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 335852: I have a chance to buy a 23 inch or 24 inch diagonal monitor for my computer system. Each monitor has a 16:10 ratio (Wide screen). What are the measurements (L, W, and Area) of each monitor? Which has the biggest area? The only thing I could think of to try would be to use the pythagorean theorem as a first step, but then that leaves out the ratio part of the question, so I think that may be wrong. We have recently studied quadratic equations, so maybe I'm supposed to put it in that form to solve? I'm really lost! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 335978: The cost, in millions of dollars, to remove x % of pollution in a lake modeled by C= 8000/200-2x What is the cost to remove 7% of the pollutant? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28696)

 Question 336010: If the ratio of boys to girls in a class is 3 to 8, will the ratio of boys to girls stay the same, become greater, or become lesser if 2 boys and 2 girls leave the class? justify your answer. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 335991: there are 6 boys to every 9 girls in the sixth grade. there is a total of 75 students in the sixth grade. how many boys are there in the sixth grade? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 336048: Sara made \$50000 off a real estate deal. She gave \$20000 to charity. She invested part of the remainder in a fund with an annual yield of 16% and the rest in a growth fund with a yield of 25%. If she made \$6060 on these investments in one year, how much did she invest in each fund? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 335632: A goldsmith has two alloys that are different purities of gold. The first is three-fourths pure gold and the second is five-twelfths pure gold. How many ounces of each should be melted and mixed in order to obtain a 6-oz mixture that is two-thirds pure gold? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 336522: if the radius of a circle is increased by 50%, what will be the percent increase in the circumference of the circle? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 337092: Hi- I teach Adult Basic Education, mostly I help students pass the GED test. I am no Mathematician, and sometimes I get a question that I can not explain the Mathematics behind solving. This is an example of one such problems. James Torres works in an electircal equiptment factory and does the final assembly on power trasfer units. He keeps a log of the number of units he completes each day. He works five days a week. Below is his log for the week of October 2 through October 6. Production Log Name: James Torres Week: 10/2-10/6 Date No. units Assembled 10/2 12 10/3 15 10/4 18 10/5 17 10/6 16 Weekly total ______ Daily average ______ Here is the question: The total for 10/3 is how much higher than the total for 10/2? a. 3% b. 12.5% c. 20% d. 25% The answer is d. 25%.. . but WHY? The only rational I can come up with is 3 is the difference of 15 and 12, and 3 is 25% of 12. But why do I do that to solve this problem? How do I explain this to my students? Most of my students are visual learners so anything I can do to help me understand this, will in turn help them.. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain this to me, I really appreciate it. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 337092: Hi- I teach Adult Basic Education, mostly I help students pass the GED test. I am no Mathematician, and sometimes I get a question that I can not explain the Mathematics behind solving. This is an example of one such problems. James Torres works in an electircal equiptment factory and does the final assembly on power trasfer units. He keeps a log of the number of units he completes each day. He works five days a week. Below is his log for the week of October 2 through October 6. Production Log Name: James Torres Week: 10/2-10/6 Date No. units Assembled 10/2 12 10/3 15 10/4 18 10/5 17 10/6 16 Weekly total ______ Daily average ______ Here is the question: The total for 10/3 is how much higher than the total for 10/2? a. 3% b. 12.5% c. 20% d. 25% The answer is d. 25%.. . but WHY? The only rational I can come up with is 3 is the difference of 15 and 12, and 3 is 25% of 12. But why do I do that to solve this problem? How do I explain this to my students? Most of my students are visual learners so anything I can do to help me understand this, will in turn help them.. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain this to me, I really appreciate it. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 337233: Month Average Price per dozen April \$1.26 May \$1.20 june \$1.08 The table above shows the arithmentic mean per dozen of the large grade A eggs sold in a certain store during three successive months. If 2/3 as many dozen were sold in April as in May, and twice as many were sold in June as in April, what was the average price per dozen of the eggs sold over the three month period? (A)1.08 (B)1.10 (C)1.14 (D)1.16 (E)1.18 Can you please provide a solution to the above problem. Thanks Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 337317: On a map of the U.S., the cities of Milwaukee, and Charlotte, are 6 1/2 inches apart. The actual distance betwee Milwaukee and Charlotte is 670 miles. If Birmingham, Alabama and St. Petesburg, Florida are 465 miles apart, how far apart are they on the map? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 337596: James bought equal numbers of 50-paisa and 75-paisa stamps. If the total cost of the stamps was Tk. 50.00, what was the total number of stamps bought? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 337656: The markup on a used car was at least 37% of its current wholesale price. If the car was sold for \$4300, what was the maximum wholesale price? I can't remember how to work these problems out. Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 337760: A computer shop consists 3 brand’s alptop .Laptop of brand A is sold 3/16, B is sold 1/16 and c is sold ¾ then what fraction is sold by the shop in all. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 337994: of the 60 employed at a certain company, three-fifths are women. Two-thirds of the women are married, compared to half the men. Five-sixths of the employees are programmers, the others are engineers. There are eight employees who take public transportation to work; six are men. A)How many men work at the company? B)How many employees are married? What fraction of the employees is married? C)What fraction of those who take public transportation is male? D)What fraction of the women does not take public transportaion? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 338239: I'm sure i can figure this out if you can just tell me how to translate this into a mathematical equation: three-fourths of the students in Math 200 recieved a grade of C on their test, and one-fifth recieved an A. if twenty-two more students recieved C's than recieved A's, how many students are in the class? Thanks! Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 338239: I'm sure i can figure this out if you can just tell me how to translate this into a mathematical equation: three-fourths of the students in Math 200 recieved a grade of C on their test, and one-fifth recieved an A. if twenty-two more students recieved C's than recieved A's, how many students are in the class? Thanks! Click here to see answer by katealdridge(100)

 Question 338600: A person bought cycle for 21 dollars. Sold it for 35 dollars, but the person gave th e cheque of 75 dollars. Then he gave the remaining amount to him.but the cheque has bounced.How much the person has lost? Click here to see answer by Stitch(352)

 Question 338648: The Cost C of manufacturing a certain product can be estimated by the formula C = 0.03rst^2, where r and s are the amounts in pounds, of the two major ingredients and t is the production time in hours. If r is increased by 50 percent, s is increased by 20 percent, and t is decreased by 30 percent, by approximately what percent will the estimated cost of manufacturing the product change? (A) 40% increase (B) 12% increase (C) 4% increase (D) 12% decrease (E) 24% decrease The answer is(D) 12% decrease but I am getting 26%. Could you please explain. Thanks Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28696)

 Question 338649: A chemist has one solution that is 25% salt and another solution that is 10% salt. How many liters of each should the chemist use to make 120 liters of a solution that is 15% salt? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)
 Question 338649: A chemist has one solution that is 25% salt and another solution that is 10% salt. How many liters of each should the chemist use to make 120 liters of a solution that is 15% salt? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 338625: What percent of 3/5 is 1/5 ? a 205 b 33 1/3% c 40% d 60% e 80% Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 339157: It takes my brother 15 min to clean one window. It takes me 20 minutes to clean one window. How long will it take us to clean 12 windows. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 339224: on a spelling test of 25 words, patrick spelled 17 more words correctly than he spelled uncorrectly. what percent of the words did he spell inncorrectly ? Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 339543: the tuition at a certain college was \$25228 last year and increased 5.7% from last year to the current year. How much is this year's tuition? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 339968: Of the 90 people in a room 2/3 are men and 3/5 of the people have brown hair. What is the least number of men in the room who could have brown hair. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 340035: An executive invests \$29,000,some at 8% and some at 7% annual interest. If he receives an annual return of \$2200,how much is invested at each rate at 8% interest at 7% interest Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 340944: Price of car is \$3800 with 71% off, what is the original price? Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

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