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yomamabf

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The November 16, 2009 issue of the New York Times reported that there were 671,616 foreign students enrolled at US colleges and universities in 2008-09 — representing an 8% increase from the previous year. It was the largest percentage increase in more than 25 years.

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  1. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    How many foreign students were studying in US colleges and universities during 2007-2008?

  2. sauravshakya
    • 3 years ago
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    x+ 8% of x = 671,616

  3. sauravshakya
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    Solve for x ... CAN U?

  4. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    ?

  5. MathisAWESOMEWOO!!
    • 3 years ago
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    http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct for more information. Thanks.

  6. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    ... uh ok?

  7. nubeer
    • 3 years ago
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    suppose there was x students in 2007-2008 so 8% increase , 8/100 (x) 0.08x so x+0.08x = 671,616 can you find x?

  8. yomamabf
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    i did but the answer came out totally different

  9. nubeer
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    what is the correct answer?

  10. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    621,867 foreign students

  11. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    but i got 617886.72

  12. nubeer
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    hmm maybe solve again.. i am getting the right answer with the equation i wrote.

  13. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    for which number

  14. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    u got 621867?

  15. nubeer
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    x+0.08x =671,616 1.08x=671,616 divide both sides by 1.08

  16. yomamabf
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    wth..... i just got the answer but yyyy would u divide i dont get it

  17. nubeer
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    bcos u have to find the x.. x is the number of students in 2007

  18. nubeer
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    its 1.08x right now.. so to make x alone or isolate divide both sides by 1.08

  19. yomamabf
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    ohhhh ok so its y=p(1+r)

  20. nubeer
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    oh mm what is this lol?

  21. yomamabf
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    thats the formula for the problem i used 671616=p(1+.08)

  22. nubeer
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    ohh ok .. well i am not familiar with that formula.. but ya ok if that formula works fine then its ok

  23. yomamabf
    • 3 years ago
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    thank u

  24. nubeer
    • 3 years ago
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    you are welcome.

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