1. In January the worth of a stock decreased by 40% and in February it increased by 50%, What is the net percentage change in the worth of the stock in the two-month period?

2. On a test, the average score of 12 boys in a class is 92 and the average score of 8 girls in the class is 96. What is the average score of the entire class?

Guest Oct 10, 2020

#1**+1 **

1 x = stock price

40% decrease leaves 60% value = .6x

then a 50% increase .6x * 1.5 = .9x .9 means the stock is worth 90% of its original price (10 decrease from original price)

ElectricPavlov Oct 10, 2020

#2**+1 **

2 I assume there is only the 20 students in the class

CUMULATIVE average

( 12*92 + 8 * 96 ) / ( 12 + 8 ) = ...........

ElectricPavlov Oct 10, 2020