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# Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by k

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Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by k percent and the earnings per share of Stock X increased by m percent, where k is greater than m. By what percent did the ratio of price per share to earnings per share increase, in terms of k and m?

A. k/m %

B. (k-m) %

C. [100(k-m)]/(100+k) %

D. [100(k-m)]/(100+m) %

E. [100(k-m)]/(100+k+m) %

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If old price per share = X, old Earnings per share = Y
=> Old ratio = X/Y
New price per share = X(100+k)/100, new Earnings per share = Y(100+m)/100
=>New ratio = X(100+K)/[(100+m)(Y)]

Increase in the ratios after simplifying comes to [100(k-m)]/(100+m) %

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16 Jan 2005, 03:46
nocilis, thanks

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