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 Question 480925: A deposit of \$7,500.00 is placed in a savings account at an interest rate of 5% compounded continuously. Assuming no more deposits or withdrawals are made to the account, how long will it take for the account balance to reach \$10,000.00? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6763)

 Question 481133: a man purchases a certain number of mangoes at the rate of 3 per rupee and the same number at the rate 4 per rupee. He mixes them together and sells them at the rate of 3 per rupee. what is his gain or loss percent? (A) 7% (B) 8% (C) 13% (D) 100/7 (E) 49/3 Click here to see answer by Theo(3504)

 Question 481166: if you were charged \$762 in taxes on a 2,540 purchase, what percent tax were you charged? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)

 Question 481237: a stock currently costs \$44. it is down 20% so far this year. How much did the stock cost at the beginning of the year? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 220196: Given that 1/8 of a number is 1/5, what is 5/8 of the number? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 222786: A baseball team won 30 games and lost 10. What percent of games that the team played did it loose? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 481663: In a local election, 25,800 people voted. This was an increase of over 5% over the last one. How many people voted in the last election? Round to the nearest whole person. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 481876: .If a baseball team has 60 wins and 40 losses, how many games over .500 are they? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 482148: if you travel 20 miles in 1/5 of a second how long would it take to travel 60 miles? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 223080: A customer pays \$1,100.00 in state taxes on a newly perchased car. What is the value of the car if state taxes are 8.9% of the value. I tried muliplying 1100 by 8.9% still lost. Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 228010: \$15000 is deposited every year in an account yeilding 6% interest compounded annually, how much money will have been saved after 10 years? Click here to see answer by JWG(21)

 Question 483005: Please help me help my son with this grade computation problem...In order to earn an A in Mrs. Padilla's intermediate algebra course, Mark must obtain an average score of at least 90. On his first four exams Mark scored 94, 83, 88, and 92. The final exam counts as two test scores. What score does Mark need on the final to earn an A? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 483010: a major airline laid off 4000 pilots. if this was a 12.5% reduction in the workforce, what was the size of the workforce after the layoffs? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 483201: If the Johns Family spend 35% of their monthly income on food, 25% on utilities, 20% on entertainment, and \$677 on rent. What is their monthly income? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 483309: This was a multiple choice word problem on percents. I found the correct answer by working the answers backward, but I would like to know how to write out the steps the correct way. (An instrument store gives a 10% discount to all students off the original cost of an instrument. During a back to school sale an additional 15% is taken off the discounted price. Julie purchases a flute for \$306. How much did it originally cost?) I know the answer is 400. (.10x400)=40. 400-40=360 (360x.15)=54 360-54=306. So I can figure it out if given a mutiple choice, but how should I have done it? Many thanks Marcia Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 483598: a recipe calls for 3/4 cup of applesauce.jean has 1/8 cup.how much more does she need? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 484104: How many time will 84 go into 1380? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 484425: Kelly saw 540 not studying. If this was 50% more than Chris saw how many did Chris see? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)

 Question 484948: the dress store is having a sale where all merchandise is 1/4 off. A women buys \$42 of merchandise at the sale price. What would she have had to pay at the regular price? Click here to see answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)

 Question 485176: if you have 20 yards of ribbon and need to cut it into 2 yard lenghts, how many cuts do you have to make Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 485646: The label on chips states one serving contains 170 milligrams of sodium which is 7% of daily value recommended for a 20000 calorie diet. Find the total number of milligrams of sodium recommended for a 20000 calorie diet. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 486125: Translate the following situation into an inequality. Do not solve "Janice and Leonard together would like to save more than \$3,500. They have saved \$425 saved so far. Janice can save \$120 more than twice what Leonard can save each month. How much money will they each need to save to reach their goal?" Click here to see answer by chessace(471)
 Question 486125: Translate the following situation into an inequality. Do not solve "Janice and Leonard together would like to save more than \$3,500. They have saved \$425 saved so far. Janice can save \$120 more than twice what Leonard can save each month. How much money will they each need to save to reach their goal?" Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1483)

 Question 486796: In a local election, 25,800 people voted. This was an increase of 5% over the last election. How many people voted in the last election? Round to the nearest whole person. Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)
 Question 486796: In a local election, 25,800 people voted. This was an increase of 5% over the last election. How many people voted in the last election? Round to the nearest whole person. Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1483)

 Question 487174: an item is discounted 20% and the final cost is \$20,00 what is the original price of the item, before the 20% discount? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 487458: sandy spend 3/5 of her monthly income on rent. what percent of her monthly income does she spend on rent Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 487813: To get your job well done you will use 1.25 litres of gas you tank holds 3 litres. How many times can you do the job with a full tank? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)

 Question 487829: the product of 4/7 with another number is -7/11, what is the other number? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)

 Question 488159: If i ate 1/3 of corn muffins, gave 1/4 to a friend and I have 9 left, how many did I make? I may be totally wrong, but i got 18. Can you show me how to work this problem out step by step, i'm not that good in math and I'm trying to help my neice. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 488645: there are 25 students in math class. yesterday, 6 students were absent. what percent of the student were absent? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 488871: two divided by the difference of a number and 3 minus 4 divided by a number plus 3, equals 8 times the reciprocal of the difference of the number squared and 9. what is the number? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6763)

 Question 489313: Rice is 2:1. For every 2 units of water there is 1 unit of rice. If a serving of rice is 250ml. What is the amount of water and rice needed to serve 5 people? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 489978: How Do You Turn A Ratio Into A Percentage ? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6812)

 Question 490007: The yearly changes in the population of a city for three consecutive years are, respectively, 20% increase, 30% increase, and 20% decrease. What is the total percent change from beginning to the end of the third year? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57977)

 Question 490152: Lucy must shovel a pile containing 50 ft3 of sand into a dump truck. With each scoop she decreases the size of the pile by 1/6 ft3. Let "X" be the number of scoops she has shoveled. A) Write an expression for the number of cubic feet of sand left in the pile after "X" scoops B) How much sand is left after 12 scoops? C) Lucy takes a rest when 20 ft3 of sand REMAINED, write an equation stating that 20 ft cubed remained, then solve the equation to find out how many scoops Lucy shoveled before she rests. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 490284: Soybean meal is 18%protein; cornmeal is 9% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 360-lbs mixture that is 11%protein? Click here to see answer by John10(267)

 Question 490438: How do I solve ---- Find a number that if 16 is added to it, the ratio of the result to the original number is 4:3 Thank you!! Cindy Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31532)

 Question 490470: a tablet of medication consists of two substances in the ratio of 9 to 5.if the tablet contains 140 milligrams of medication . how much of each substance is in the tablet Click here to see answer by stanbon(57977)

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