Week of 3-13-12


24 students in a class took an algebra test. If 18 students passed the test, what percent do not pass?


Week of 3-5-12

Billy has 35 coins. His brother gave him 62 more coins. Omar has 62 coins. His father gave him 35 more coins. Who has more coins?

Week of 2-27-12


A test has 20 questions. If peter gets 80% correct, how many questions did peter miss?

Week of 2-21-12

Brandy likes to watch birds. She saw a wren make 2 nests. Three wrens made 4 nests each. Five nests were damaged during a storm. How many nests were left?

Week of 2-13-12

Payton had 50 pencils. He sold 3 bags of pencils with 5 pencils each. He then bought 2 packs of pencils with 10 pencils each. Then Payton gave 20 pencils to his sister. How many pencils does Payton have left?

2-6-12

Problem of the WEEK

Ramona borrowed 2 stacks of books with 8 books each. She then returned 9 books. Then she borrowed 2 stacks of 5 books each. How many books does Ramona have now?

PROBLEM OF THE WEEK

1-30-12

Jose earned $13 per hour last week. His total earnings were $325. How many hours did Jose work last week?


Problem of the Week



01-17-2012

Mr. Carter paid $14.94 before tax for 6 packs of potato chips. He loved it so much and went back to next day and bought 9 packs. How much did he pay for 9 packs of chips before tax?

(Hint: find out the cost per pack first)




01-09-2012

A dishwasher was on sale for 35% off the original price and another 15% off the discounted price. If the original cost of the dishwasher is $999, what was the final sales price?


12-05-2011



1)

Mary borrowed $1298 at 5.80% simple interest for one year. If she makes no payments that year, how much interest will she owe at the end of the year?

Clues: Write 5.80% as a decimal form. What operation should you use to find out percentage of certain amount?


2)

A dinner table set was on sale for 35% off the original price and another 25% off the discounted price. If the original cost of the table set is $690 what was the final sales price?




Clues: 1) What percentage you have to pay after 35% off? Consider before the discount you have to pay 100%.

2) After you figure out the price for 30% off, what percentage you have to pay after 25% off?


3) Citibank's credit card charges 14.9% interest for unpaid balance. If poor Richard has $3090 of unpaid balance and can't afford to make any payment for a year. How much interest will he be charged for a year? How much he will have to pay at the end of the year including the principal of $3090?

Clues: Write 14.9% as a decimal form. Choose the correct operation to find out percentage of certain amount.