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# Consumer Mathematics

### Lesson Plan for Fraction Equivalency

I know that working with models helps students conceptually understand mathematics they might otherwise simply memorize and apply. I need help to develop a lesson plan in which students are taught to manipulate and work with two models that show fraction equivalency: one area/region model and one length/set model. 1. Have

### Fraction Equivalency Lesson Plan

I know that working with models helps students conceptually understand mathematics they might otherwise simply memorize and apply. I need help to develop a lesson plan in which students are taught to manipulate and work with two models that show fraction equivalency: one area/region model and one length/set model. 1. Ha

### Consumer Math Concepts

Questions 1. Define the following: &#61607; Asset &#61607; Current asset &#61607; Liability &#61607; Current liability &#61607; Contributed capital &#61607; Retained earnings 2. Define a business transaction in the broad sense, and give an example of observable external, observable internal, and unobservable eve

### Statistical Problem Solving: Stimulation

What is the role of simulation in statistical problem solving? Can you provide two examples of simulation in SPS? What are the limitations of stimulation in SPS?

### Ratios and Proportions

**Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems** Write each of the following ratios in simplest form. And explain your answer. The ratio of 7 oz to 3 lb

### Estimating the number of servers required

An administrator of a popular website is told that a new faster server, which will replace the old server, can handle 45,000 hits (users accessing the site) per second. The website currently experiences a peak demand of about 110,000 hits per second. But, every month, the peak demand increases by 2500 hits per second. Use a prop

### Consumer Mathematics: Consumer Price Index

An economy's consumer price index is described by the function I(t) = -0.2t^3 + 3r^2 + 100 where t=0 corresponds to 1995. (0 <= t <= 10) At what rate was the CIP changing in 2000? In 2001? In 2002?

### Mathematics - Functions and Graphs

The demand for a certain commodity is given by D(x) = -50x + 800; that is, x units of the commodity will be demanded by consumers when the price is p = D(x) dollars per unit. Total consumer expenditure E(x) is the amount of money consumers pay to buy x units of the commodity. a) Express consumer expenditure as a function

### Mathematics - Calculus - Consumer's Surplus

Consumers' Surplus p = D(q) is the price (dollars per unit) at which q units of a particular commodity will be demanded by the market (that is, all q units will be sold at this price), and q0 is a specified level of production. Find the price p0 = D(q0) at which q0 units will be demanded and compute the corresponding consume

### 'Is the American Money System Metric?' and 'Why do you think the metric system was not adopted as Congress proposed?'

Two students in your class are having an argument about the American money system. One claims it is an example of the metric system and the other claims it is not. How do you help settle the argument? In 1980 I was a middle-school math teacher. Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act which stated that the US of A would

### Productivity in Manufacturing : Time Study, Allowance Fraction and Labor Standard

Problem 1: A time study is performed on an operation, resulting in the data following (in minutes). Cycle Element 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Performance Rating 1. Get and position unit 0.22 0.27 0.19 0.24 0.17 0.24 0.21 0.18 1.10 2. Perform calibration 2.20 2.70 2.50 3.

### Q thousand units of the commodity will be demanded at a price of p = D(q) dollars per unit, while q thousand units will be supplied by producers ...

Q thousand units of the commodity will be demanded at a price of p = D(q) dollars per unit, while q thousand units will be supplied by producers when the price is p = S(q). D (q) = 65 - q^2 S (q) = (1/3)q^2 + 2q + 5q) a) Find the equilibrium price P (where supply equals demand) b) Find the consu

### Several rational fraction problems

Please see attachment. #1. Multiply. Write your answer in lowest terms. #2. Multiply and simplify: #3. Divide. Write your answer in lowest terms. #4. Express the following compound fraction in lowest terms: 4 . 28 9 4 3 3 r s 2 7 pq 6 r 3 s

Solve the following problems showing all your work every step of the way. 1. You have been given information that if a student is a resident and they enroll for more than 12 hours, then their tuition will equal \$120 plus \$10 per hour for every hour greater than 12. Create an equation that would allow a student to simply plug

### Ratio and Proportion : Problems and Real-Life Applications

Please see the attached file for the fully formatted problems. 20. A Boeing 747 jet is approximately 230 ft long and has a wingspan of 195 ft. If a scale model of the plane is about 40 cm long, what is the model's wingspan? 28. The amount of gold jewelry and other products is measured in karats (K), where 24K represents p

### Ratio and Proportion Equations

1. A lawyer bills her clients \$200 per hour of service. If a client's case requires 39 hours to complete, use proportion to calculate how much the client will owe the lawyer (excluding tax). 2. A new virus is released on the internet; the administrator of a department's Local Area Network ( LAN) is given five minutes by a ma

Conduct a literature and internet search for information on the Truth-in-Lending Law. Discuss your findings in terms of what the law pertains to and how it is applied.

### Operations: Rational Expressions and Fractions

How is doing operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing) with rational expressions similar to or different from doing operations with fractions? Can understanding how to work with one kind of problem help in understanding how to work another type? When might you use this skill in real life?

### Have calculators have eliminated the need to learn

Some people believe that calculators have eliminated the need to learn the skills to perform mathematical operations by hand. State your position on this belief, and then support your position with real-life stories or examples

### Ratios and Porportions - Calories

Activity Cal/h Activity Cal/h Bicycling 6 mi/h 240 Running 10 mi/h 1,280 Bicycling 12 mi/h 410 Swimming 25 yd/min 275 Cross-country skiing 700 Swimming 50 yd/min 500 Jogging 5 mi/h 740 Tennis (singles) 400 Jogging 7 mi/h 920 Walking 2 mi/h 240 Jumping rope 750 Walking 3 mi/h 320 Running in place 650 Walking 4 mi/h 440

### equation, expression and set

Directions : Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question. 1. It is estimated that y , the number of items of a particular commodity (in millions)sold in the united States in year x represents the number of years since 1990 , is given the formula y=1.38x+3.49. That is , x =0 represents

### Imaginary number and fraction

a) Find the following values using the imaginary unit i : i) 4* (-1)^1/2 11) 9x^2 +18 = 0 iii) ( 3 + 4i )( 2 + 5i ) b) George's age is three -fourths of Angel' s age. In 5 years George's age will be 7/9 Angel's age. how old is George now ?

### Basic Maths - Ratios and Proportions

Describe an application for the use of ratios or proportions that is not mentioned in your text, or describe how an application problem in the text could be useful in your daily life. Basic Mathematical skills with Geometry 6th

### Basic Mathematics Problems Involving Fractions and Word Problems

# 22 Find the least common multiple(LCM) for each group of numbers: 12,20,and 35 #36 1/3 + 5/8 + 4/5 #44 13/15 - 11/20 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kitchen sub flooring Benjamin and Olivia are putting a new floor in their kitchen. To get the floor up to

### Basic Math Skills With Geometry and Fractions

#18 13 11 __ + __ 18 18 #38 9 - 3 + 7 __ __ __ 11 11 11 #44 One took 7 minutes (min), a second task 12 min and a third took 21 min. How long did the task take as a fraction of an hour? #50 Find the perimeter of the following triangle. 3 3 3

### Ratio & Proportion

Explain how to set up and solve the following This is a table compartment a b c d proportion .25 .20 .35 .30 Suppose Alrik determines that his gerbil spends time in the four compartment A,B, C, and D in the ratio 4:3:2:1. What proportions should he fill in the table above? Is

### Recycling Newspapers to Raise Money

A high school class wants to raise money by recycling newspapers. The class decided to rent a truck at a cost of \$150 for the week. The market price for recycled newspapers is \$15 per ton. Write an equation representing the amount of money the class will make based on the number of tons of newspapers collected.

### What single investment made today, earning 12% annual interest, will be worth \$6,000 at the end of 6 years?

A. What single investment made today, earning 12% annual interest, will be worth \$6,000 at the end of 6 years? B. What is the present value of \$6,000 to be received at the end of 6 years if the discount rate is 12% C. What is the most you could pay today for a promise to repay you \$6,000 at the end of 6 years if your op

### Solve: Ratio and Proportion

1. A lawyer bills her clients \$250 per hour of service. If a client's case requires 47 hours to complete, use proportion to calculate how much the client will owe the lawyer (excluding tax). 2. A new virus is released on the internet; the administrator of a department's Local Area Network ( LAN) is given five minutes by a ma

### Solve

1. 2x - 5 / (x - 2)(x + 6) + x^2 - 2x + 1 / (x - 2)(x + 6) 2. y + 4 - y - 2 ------- ------ 10 14 3. 2/(x-3) + 3/(3-x) 4. 3 - c - 4 - 5