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Could you please explain #38 of practice test 9?

Mike…check the wording on this Q (#37; section4). I lose track of what it’s asking for. Can you break it down? Tks!

The value of r is 20/21 times the value of t, where t>0. The value of t is what percent greater than the value of r?

Test 5 Section 4 Number 24

Test 5 Section 4 Number 22

Can you do Test 7 Section 4 #30?

Test 5, Section 4, Questions 25 and 28. How do you get to the answers?

Can you explain question #24 in Practice Test #8 Section 4?

Will you please work #20 in section 4, Test 1.

based on the line graph above, which of the following best approximates the percent decreases in the number of farms in the united states from 1960 to 2000?

The circle graph above shows the percent of 4th graders at an elementary school who have the indicated numbers of pets in their homes. If 68 of the 4th graders have at least one pet, how many have exactly two pets?

(A) 16

(B)17

(C)20

(D)33

(E)34

M gallons of a p% salt solution must be mixed up with G gallons of a q% salt solution to produce an r% solution. Which of the following best describes how to find the value of r? (This question is driving me insane.)

(A) (p + g) / (M + G) = r / 100

(B) (0.01p + 0.01q) / (M + G) = r / 100

(C) 0.01p / M + 0.01q / G = r / 100

(D) (0.01M + 0.01G) / (M + G) = r / 100

(E) (0.01pM + 0.01qG) / (M+G) = r / 100

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