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# Applying Algebra in Word Problems

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In 2002, Home Depot's sales amounted to \$58,200,000,000. In 2006, its sales were \$90,800,000,000.

b. What was the percent growth in Home Depot's sales from 2002 to 2006? Do all your work by using scientific notation.

(source: Home Depot Annual Report for FY 2006: http://www6.homedepot.com/annualreport/index.html)

4. A customer wants to make a teepee in his backyard for his children. He plans to use lengths of PVC plumbing pipe for the supports on the teepee, and he wants the teepee to be 12 feet across and 8 feet tall (see figure). How long should the pieces of PVC plumbing pipe be?

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This posting helps with algebra word problems. The solution helps with problems that involve finding percentage growth and the length of a plumbing pipe.

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In 2002, Home Depot's sales amounted to \$58,200,000,000. In 2006, its sales were \$90,800,000,000.

b. What was the percent growth in Home Depot's sales from 2002 to 2006? Do all your work by ...

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