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# Help plz. I got 278,421 but it is wrong, anyone know why? ( The answers below are discussions, no one has answered my question correctly.)

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Debbie invests \$8437 at 5 1/2% (five and a half which I made 5.5 in decimal form) interest for 6 months. Find the interest in this investment.

Apr 1, 2019
edited by SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019

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8437 x .055 x 1/2 =    ......    .055 is 5 and 1/2 % in decimal form and the 1/2 is becuase it is only 6 months or 1/2 year

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edited by ElectricPavlov  Apr 1, 2019
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The answer is supposed to be \$ 232.02.

SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
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That is what I gave you.....calculate it out......

ElectricPavlov  Apr 1, 2019
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That isn't what i got.

SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
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ElectricPavlov  Apr 1, 2019
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I TELL YOU IM AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
edited by SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
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for 1/2 I did .055 and .05 but I didn't do .5 which would be the right answer.

SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
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Thank you for sticking with me and my idiotness lol. IN THE END, WE TRIUMPHED!

SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
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Live and Learn!

ElectricPavlov  Apr 1, 2019
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It's a good thing I'm learning from the best. If I was learning from my old math teacher I would have been kicked out and called a ##### ##### ##### ###### #### #### ####. A bunch of names.

SmartMathMan  Apr 1, 2019
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It is good that you finally settled down and allowed yourself to learn something from EP

BUT

Well before you accepted that EP was correct you were certainly not polite to him.

At that point in time there was no thank you from you for the time EP put in, even if an answer is wrong you should still say 'thanks for your time.'

AND

At that point in time you also took points off EP.

I believe you would treat your classroom teacher with considerably more disrespect than you treated EP.

So I do not think it would be inappropriate for your teacher to have punished you.

Melody  Apr 2, 2019