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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solution #4311 is correct. Good work!

#4313. The sum of the number of boys and girls in a school is 150. If the number of boys is x, then the number of girls becomes x% of the total number of students. What is the number of boys?

#4314. In an examination of n questions, a student replied 15 out of the first 20 questions correctly. Of the remaining questions, he answered one-third correctly. All the questions have the same credit. If the student gets 50% marks, what is the value of n?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi ganesh;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4313 and #4314 are correct. Superlative!

#4315. What percent decrease in salaries would exactly cancel out the 20 percent increase?

#4316. A number is increased by 20% and then again by 20%. By what percent should the increased number be reduced so as to get back the original number?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4315 and #4316 are correct. Splendid!

#4317. The price of tea being increased by 20%, a man reduces his consumption by 20%. By how much percent would his expenses for tea be decreased?

#4318. Entry fee in an exhibition was $1. Later, this was reduced by 25% which increased the sale by 20%. What is the percentage increase in the number of visitors?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi ganesh;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym and Denominator,

bobbym : The solutions #4317 and #4318 are correct. Excellent!

Denominator : The solution #4317 is correct. Good work!

#4319. If the price of gas is increased by 30%, by how much percent a car owner must reduce his consumption in order to maintain the same budget?

#4320. In a fraction, the numerator is increased by 40% and the denominator is increased by 80%, then what fraction of the original is the new fraction?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4319 and #4320 are correct. Magnificent!

#4321. If the price of sugar rises from $6 per kilogram to $7.5 per kilogram, a person, to have no increase in his expenditure on sugar, would have to reduce his consumption of sugar by what percent?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi ganesh;

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solution #4321 is correct. Good work!

#4322. The population of a town was 160,000 three years ago. If it increased by 3%, 2.5%, and 5% respectively in the last three years, then what is the present population?

#4323. The population of a town 2 years ago was 62,500. Due to migration to big cities, it decreases every year at the rate of 4%. What is the present population of the town?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4322 and #4323 are correct. Excellent!

#4324. The population of a town increases by 5% annully. If its population in 2001 was 138915, what was it in 1998?

#4325. The value of a machine depreciates at the rate of 10% every year. It was purchased 3 years ago. If its present value is $8748, what was its purchase price?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4324 and #4325 are correct. Good work!

#4326. The population of a town increases 4% annully but is decreased by emigration to the extent of 0.5% What would the increase percent in 3 years?

#4327. The current birth rate per thousand is 32, whereas corresponding death rate is 11 per thousand. What is the net growth rate in terms of population increase in percent?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solution #4327 is perfect. Good work!

#4328. A's salary is 50% more than B's. How much percent is B's salary less than A's?

#4329. If A's height is 40% less than of B, how much percent B's height is more than that of A?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4328 and #4329 are correct. Good work!

#4330. Two numbers are less than a third number by 30% and 37% respectively. How much percent is the second number less than the first?

#4331. Two numbers are respectively 12.5% and 25% more than a third number. What is the first number as a percentage of the second number?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solutions #4330 and #4331 are correct. Brilliant!

#4332. 5% of income of A is equal to 15% of income of B and 10% of income of B is equal to 20% of income of C. If C's income is $2000, then what is the total income of A, B, and C?

#4333. Peter earned 40% more money than Albert. Albert earned 20% less than Michael. By what percent Peter earned more than Michael?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The solution #4333 is correct. Good work!

#4334. How much pure alcohol has to be added to 400 milliliters of a solution containing 15% alcohol to change the concentration of alcohol in the mixture to 32%?

#4335. Milk contains 5% water. What quantity of pure milk ought to be added to 10 liters of milk to reduce this to 2%?

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