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anonymous
 one year ago
Last week's gas prices at a local gas station decreased by 4% this Monday, but by this current weekend, they have increased by 8%
The current price this weekend is _____ % of last week's prices before the changes.
anonymous
 one year ago
Last week's gas prices at a local gas station decreased by 4% this Monday, but by this current weekend, they have increased by 8% The current price this weekend is _____ % of last week's prices before the changes.

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DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would just say 4% + 8% but, The initial price P decreased by 4%, on monday the price was 0.96P You now increase the price on monday by 8%

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, but I don't get where the .96P comes from?

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you let the initial price be P, then the price on Monday will be 4% less, or 96% the original Price 0.96*P mondays price

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not sure if they are asking, "but by this current weekend, they have increased by 8%" Is that 8% increase of the original Price, or the Price on Monday

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, then you increase mondays price  (0.96)P by 8% Price on weekend is 108% of 96% of the original Price New Price = (1.08)*(0.96)*P

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the new price is 1.0368*P or 103.68% of last weekend price P

DanJS
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0increase overall of 3.68%

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good. Thank you so much!!
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