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Question 749903: Penny is paid a basic wage of 35£ per week plus commission of 1.5% on her sales over 1000£.find her income for a week when she sells goods to the value of 9300£
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(9300-1000)(0.015)+35=159.50

Question 749611: 115 is decreased to 46

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115 is decreased to 46
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Question 749003: find the simple interest on a loan of \$1200 after 9 months if the annual interest rate is 6%
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\$1200 x 6/100 = \$72
\$72 x 9/12 = \$54

Question 749000: solve s:6=t+5s what is s
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6=t+5s
6-t=5s
s=(6-t)/5 ans.

Question 748994: two cards are drawn from a normal deck of 52 cards and not replaced what is the probability that both cards are hearts
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There are 13 hearts out of 52 cards so the probability of getting a heart on the first draw is 13/52. Since the card is not replaced, there are only 12 hearts and 51 cards left. The probability of getting the second heart is 12/51. Multiply the probabilities together and reduce.

Question 748977: a camera regularly priced at \$310 was placed on sale for 20% when the camera still did not sell the sale price was reduced by 25% for clearance what was the clearance price for the camera
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If the discount is 20% to begin with, then the customer would only pay 80% of the original price:

So the first sale price was \$248. Then the price was discounted another 25%, which means the customer would only pay 75% of the first sale price:

Thus, the clearance price is \$186

Question 748980: kyle has a coupon from O'Tooles variety store that reads "Take 35% off of any sale price"! he finds a bicycle safety and repair kit that usually costs \$20.35 marked 15%off if kyle uses the coupon to buy the kit, how much will he pay
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If it's 15% off to begin with, then a normal customer would only pay 85% of the original price.

So a normal customer would pay about \$17.30 for the repair kit. Kyle has another 35% off coupon, so he will only have to pay 65% of the sale price.

So Kyle will only have to pay about \$11.24 for the repair kit.

Question 748984: if I made \$48 on day one, and made \$204 on day 2, too whats my percentage increase
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The formula for percent of increase or decrease is new/original

This is decimal form so now convert to a percent:

425% increase

Question 748947: The average cost of a wedding today is \$19,104 which is 26% more then the average cost of weeding in the last 5 years ago. Find the average cost of a wedding 5 years ago. Round to the nearest cent.
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The average cost of a wedding today is \$19,104 which is 26% more then the average cost of weeding in the last 5 years ago. Find the average cost of a wedding 5 years ago. Round to the nearest cent.
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Let "x" be the price 5 years ago.
Equation:
x + 0.26x = 19,104
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1.25x = 19,104
x = \$15,283.20
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cheers,
Stan H.
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Question 748944: New home sales this year in the Sacramento area were 14% fewer than last year. If the number of new homes sold this year was 5645, find the number of new homes sold last year. Round to the nearest whole number.
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New home sales this year in the Sacramento area were 14% fewer than last year. If the number of new homes sold this year was 5645, find the number of new homes sold last year. Round to the nearest whole number.
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Let x be # sold last year.
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Equation:
x = 5645-0.14*5645 = 0.86*5645 = 4855
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Cheers,
Stan H.
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Question 748943: A mortgage lender made 52% more loans to minorities this year than last year. If the number of loans to minorities this year is 2660, find the number of loans made to minorities last year.
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A mortgage lender made 52% more loans to minorities this year than last year. If the number of loans to minorities this year is 2660, find the number of loans made to minorities last year.
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Let # last year be "x":
Equation:
x = 1.52*2660
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x = 4043
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Cheers,
Stan H.
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Question 748732: Kevin has 97% more money today than he did this time last year. If Kevin has \$984 today, how much money did he make over this past year? (Round to the nearest cent, or hundredth of a dollar.)

Question 747841: A Car Costing \$400 is reduced in price by 10%. Find the new price.
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10% of \$400 = \$40
\$400 - \$40 = \$360
\$360 is the new price

Question 747468: Out of 720 marks what is the marks of getting 40%

Question 747235: Hello, I need to dilute 2 oz of 99.98% DMSO liquid to 90% DMSO and 10% distilled water. I would greatly appreciate if someone could work this out with a short explanation as well as answer on how much distlled water I need to add. Thank you!!
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Not sure what you mean with the "2 oz", but strictly as written, that is 2 of (1/16) of a pound, so you are indicating MASS, or "pounds", but not volume. But whatever you mean, keeping in the same units, we can do this:

w = the "oz" of water to add
, which represents adding w "oz" to get 90% solution of DMSO.

oz

Question 746854: Raina bought a suit on sale for 92.80 . This price was 71% less than the original price.
What was the original price?

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92.80/0.29=\$320

Question 746500: This year, 75% of the graduating class had taken at least 8 math courses. Of the remaining class members, 60% had taken 6 or 7 math courses. What percent of the graduating class had taken fewer than 6 math courses?
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0.25*0.60=0.15
0.25-0.15=0.10=10%

Question 746389: how much is \$496 after taxes
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"After taxes" differs from place to place, but the way we compute it does not, the values for this equation will depend on the tax rates:

After Taxes = 496 - 496r
where r is the tax rate

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Question 746404: Elsa bought a DVD player for \$104. the cost includes a 20% discount. What was the cost of the DVD player before the discount. please explain?
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When dealing with a discount % the formula is x*(1-D) = P where x is the original price, D is the discount %, and P is the new price.

For this problem: x*(1-.2) = 104

.8x = 104

x = 104/.8 = 130

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Question 746093: 600 is 5/9 of what number?
What percent of 50 is 40?
When Merideth cleaned her room she found the raio of clean clothes to dirty clothes was 2 to 5. If 35 articles of clothing were discovered how many were clean?
The diameter of a round skating rink is 14 m. Find the circumference of the rink to the nearest meter.
Simplify -7.2/6

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600 is 5/9 of what number?
(5/9)x = 600
x = 5400/5
x = 1080
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What percent of 50 is 40?
x/100 = 40/50
x = 100(4/5)
x = 20*4
x = 80%
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When Merideth cleaned her room she found the raio of clean clothes to dirty clothes was 2 to 5. If 35 articles of clothing were discovered how many were clean?
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2x + 5x = 35
x = 5
clean clothes = 2x = 10 articles
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The diameter of a round skating rink is 14 m.
Find the circumference of the rink to the nearest meter.
circumference = (pi)d = 14pi = 43.982 meters
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Simplify -7.2/6 = -1.2
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Stan H.
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Question 745918: Sally buys a car for £4900 she saves 30% on the original price of the car . What was the original price of the car?
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4900/0.70=7000

Question 745302: The number of students at a local college decreased from 5500 in 2005 to 4500 in 2006. Find the percent decrease.
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The number of students at a local college decreased from 5500 in 2005 to 4500 in 2006. Find the percent decrease.
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The quantity decrease is 5500-4500 = 1000
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The percent decrease is 1000/5500 = 0.182 = 18.2%
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Stan H.
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Question 744893: in a sale a clothes shop reduces its sale by 40% a top usually costs £39.00 how much is it in the sale
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first find % of £
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now multiply £ by
£......a clothes shop reduces its sale of this item for
the price in the sale is £

Question 744789: price 3465 now 20% off so price of now?
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just multiply the 20% to 3465 and subtract the answer to 3465 again and you will get 2772.

Question 744533: Suppose the sales tax where you live is 6%. The cost of jeans is usually \$31.74 when the tax is added. When the jeans go on sale, their cost is \$21.04 including tax. How much did you save in sales tax by waiting to buy jeans on sale? My setup was x/10.70=6/100 My answer was \$0.64. Am I right?

Question 743532: how do i found a percentage increase and decrease of something?
Answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)   (Show Source):
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|NEW PRICE - OLD PRICE|
----------------------- × 100%
OLD PRICE

Edwin```

Question 742759: I am given a pie chart with three foreign languages on it, French( 25%), Italian (20%), Spanish (45%) and German (10%)
It also says no student is enrolled in more than one foreign language class, and The number of students enrolled in Italian is 36
The question asks "What is the total number of students enrolled in foreign language classes?"
Im not sure what to do

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36 students signed up for italian.
From the pie chart we can see that 20% of students signed up for Italian.
Therefore 36 is 20% of the total.
20% is the same as one fifth so 1/5 of the total is 36.
Hence the total is 5 x 36 = 180

Question 741502: how would I go about solving this for example I brought a sofa for \$300 and had put 20% down and pay the rest in 8 months How would I find out the amount to pay each month.
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.20*300=60 you put 60 down
300-60=240
240/8=30 per month

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\$300 times 0.20 = 60
\$300 - \$60 = \$240
Dividing \$240 by 8 = \$30
The amount to pay each month is \$30.

Question 741064: Maury purchased a new electronic game system with a 25% off coupon. His friend, Sally, purchased the same system (same original price) with a 40% off coupon. If Sally paid \$45 less for the system how much did Maury pay (ignore sales tax)?

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Maury purchased a new electronic game system with a 25% off coupon. His friend, Sally, purchased the same system (same original price) with a 40% off coupon. If Sally paid \$45 less for the system how much did Maury pay (ignore sales tax)?

Maury paid \$ for the game.

Question 740532:

If 60% of x equals 360, what number is x?

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.60X=360
X=360/.60
X=600 ANS.

Question 740487: Can you show me how to solve 630\$ minus 3%,?
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solve 630\$ minus 3%,?
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630 - 0.03*630
= (1-0.03)*630
= 0.97*630
= (97/100)630
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= 97*6.3
= 611.1
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Stan H.

Question 739622: A number is decreased by 30% to 154. What is the original amount?
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let x = unknown number

A number is decreased by 30% to 154

x is decreased by 30% to 154

x - 30% of x = 154

x - 0.3x = 154

0.7x = 154

x = 154/0.7

x = 220

So the original amount is 220

Question 739445: What is 30% off of \$630?
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30% of 630 is 189
30% off of 30 is 441
70% of 630 is 441

Question 739400: If the result of increasing a by 300% of a is b, then a is what percent of b?
A) 20%
B) 25%
C)33 1/3%
D)40%
E)66 2/3%

Question 739259:
the cost of an item was 53.00 and was reduced to 39.00. What is the percentage it was reduced by?

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(53-39)/53=14/53=.2642 OR 26.42% REDUCTION.

Question 738323: What is the equation to finding out the percentage of a number that is part of another. For example, if a question asks "130 is how many percent of 178?" I do not need to know the answer, I just want to know the equation to solve this, thank you.
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130/178=0.73=73%

Question 737953: The regular price of A DVD is \$26. This week is on sale for \$19.50. How many times the regular price is the sale price of the DVD?
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19.50/26.00=.75 OR 3/4 TIMES THE ORIGINAL PRICE.

Question 737980: A 450\$ stereo after a 15% discount

Question 737798: Find the original price of a pair of shoes if the sale price is \$105 after a 30 percent discount
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Let P=original price.
Then sale price = p - (.30)p=.70p
and .70p=105
so p=105/.70=150
Check: if Price was 150 and reduced by (.30)(150)=\$45,
then sale price = 150-45=\$105.

Question 737629: A store buys jeans for 24 dollars each and marks them up 30 percent what's the selling price of a pair of jeans
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\$24*0.3=7.2
24+7.2=31.2\$
% has to be change to decimal 30/100=0.3 then add to the jeans price to get the total price.

Question 736482: What is 10% off of \$7.35?