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1. Bob paid $13.29 for a 7.03 -kg bag of dog food. A few weeks later, he paid $13.58 for a 7.26 -kg

bag at a different store.

Find the unit price for each bag. Then state which bag is the better buy based on the unit price.

Round your answers to the nearest cent.

$ ______ per kg

Unit price for the 7.26 -kg bag:

$ ______ per kg

The better buy:

The 7.03 -kg bag

The 7.26 -kg bag

Neither (They have the same unit price)

11.5

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$4.24

27.8

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2. A certain brand of coffee comes in two sizes. An 11.5 -ounce package costs $4.24 . A 27.8 -ounce

package costs $9.98 .

Find the unit price for each size. Then state which size is the better buy based on the unit price.

Round your answers to the nearest cent.

Unit price for the 27.8 -ounce package:

The better buy:

The 11.5 -ounce package

The 27.8 -ounce package

Neither (They have the same unit price)

At the same rate, how many miles would he drive in 11 hours?

At the same rate, how many hours would she have to work to make $234 ?

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5.

(a)

(b)

Aldo bought 13 pounds of flour for $7 . How many dollars did he pay per pound of flour?

A color printer prints 7 pages in 3 minutes. How many pages does it print per minute?

6.

(a)

(b)

A color printer prints 21 pages in 11 minutes. How many minutes does it take per page?

At Hoffman's Bike Rentals, it costs $23 to rent a bike for 4 hours. How many dollars does it

cost per hour of bike use?

7. A certain drug is made from only two ingredients: compound A and compound B. There are 5

milliliters of compound A used for every 7 milliliters of compound B. If a chemist uses 378 milliliters

of compound B, how many milliliters of the drug will be made?

8. The residents of a city voted on whether to raise property taxes. The ratio of yes votes to no votes

was 4 to 7 . If there were 10,439 total votes, how many no votes were there?

10. An item is regularly priced at $40 . Lamar bought it at a discount of 30 % off the regular price.

How much did Lamar pay?

$503.98

7.5 %

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11. A TV has a listed price of $503.98 before tax. If the sales tax rate is 7.5 % , find the total cost of

the TV with sales tax included.

Round your answer to the nearest cent, as necessary.

(a) What percent of 8 is 33.52 ?

____

13. A house has increased in value by 34 % since it was purchased. If the current value is

(a) 7.02 is 10.4 % of what number? ____

(b) 27 is what percent of 18.75 ?

____

15. A chemist is using 326 milliliters of a solution of acid and water. If 14.4 % of the solution is acid,

how many milliliters of acid are there? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

16. The price of an item has been reduced by 80 % . The original price was $90 . What is the price of

the item now?

17. The price of a notebook was $3.70 yesterday. Today, the price fell to $3.20 . Find the

percentage decrease. Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent.

$430

$25.80

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18. An item costs $430 before tax, and the sales tax is $25.80 .

Find the sales tax rate. Write your answer as a percentage.

19. The next model of a sports car will cost 11.7 % more than the current model. The current model

costs $56,000 . How much will the price increase in dollars? What will be the price of the next

model?

Increase in price: $ ________

20.

A car dealership decreased the price of a certain car by 12 % . The original price was $46,600 .

(a) Fill in the blank to write the new price in terms of the original price.

Write your answer as a decimal.

New price = ________ Original price

(b) Use your answer in part (a) to determine the new price.

New price: $ ________

21. A camera has a listed price of $871.95 before tax. If the sales tax rate is 8.75 % , find the total

cost of the camera with sales tax included.

Round your answer to the nearest cent, as necessary.

22. Bob deposits $500 into an account that pays simple interest at a rate of 6% per year. How much

interest will he be paid in the first 5 years?

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1.

Unit price for the 7.26 -kg bag: $1.87 per kg

The better buy:

The 7.26 -kg bag

Neither (They have the same unit price)

2.

Unit price for the 11.5 -ounce package: $0.37 per ounce

Unit price for the 27.8 -ounce package: $0.36 per ounce

The better buy:

The 27.8 -ounce package

Neither (They have the same unit price)

3. 792 miles.

4. 13 hours.

5. (a) 0.54 dollars per pound

(b) 2.33 pages per minute

(b) 5.75 dollars per hour

7. 648 milliliters of the drug

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9. 29.75

10. $28

11. Total cost: $541.78

12.

419 %

13. $250,000

14.

(b) 27 is what percent of 18.75 ?

144 %

16. $18

17. 13.5 %

18. 6%

19. Increase in price: $6552

20. (a) Fill in the blank to write the new price in terms of the original price.

Write your answer as a decimal.

New price = 0.88 Original price

(b) Use your answer in part (a) to determine the new price.

New price: $41,008

$948.25

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22. $150

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