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Subject: Applied Mathematics

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A pair of basic Nike shoes originally costs $45.00. An outlet store has the same pair of basic Nike brand shoes on sale for $30.00. How much did the outlet store put the basic Nike brand shoes on sale for?

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Step 1: Remember equation for Percent Change Answer: Original Amount - New Amount / Original Amount Step 2: Plug the numbers in the problem into the equation Answer: Original Amount= 45 New Amount = 30 = 45-30/45 Step 3: Solve for the equation Answer: 45-30= 15 15/45= .333333333333 Step 4: Convert decimal into a percent Answer: .333333333333...X 100= 33.33333333333%.. Step 5: Round to the nearest tenths place Answer: 33% Final Answer: The outlet store put the Basic Nike brand shoes on a 33% discount.

Subject: Basic Math

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Your friend Hannah pays for you to get ice-cream that costs $3.50 as long as you pay her back on Thursday. On Thursday you sell homemade lemonade and earn $10.50. How much money do you have left after paying back your friend Hannah?

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Answer:

Step 1: Write out the problem. Answer: -$3.50+$10.50 Step 2: Draw a number line that starts at -$5.50 and ends +$10.50 Step 3: Find -$3.50 on your number line. Step 4: Ask this question- Am I moving to the left or the right of my number line? Answer: I'm adding, so I'm moving to the right of my number line Step 5: Move right on your number line $10.50 spaces. Step 6: Stop at the number you land on. Answer: $7.00 Final Answer: After paying Hannah back, I will have $7.00 left.

Subject: Algebra

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If Abel knew it took him 20 minutes to take a shower and half that time to put together an outfit, what time does Abel need to wake up if he works at 8:00 AM and the drive is 10 minutes long?

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To Solve: Step 1: What three things does Abel have to do before he arrives at work? Answer: 1. Shower 2. Pick out an Outfit 3. Drive to work Step 2: How much time does it take Abel to do those three things? Answer: 20 Minutes (Shower) 1/2 (20) = 10 Minutes (Pick out outfit) 10 Minutest (Drive) Step 3: Add those three separate time increments together to get the total time Abel needs for his morning routine. Answer: 20+10+10= 40 Step 4: Go back 40 minutes in time from 8:00 AM. Answer: 7:20 AM Final Answer: Abel will need to wake up 7:20 AM in order to make it to work at 8:00 AM.

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