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# 2002 sales increase x% from 2001. 2003 sales decrease x%

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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, International Business
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WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)
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02 Jun 2004, 11:38
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2002 sales increase x% from 2001. 2003 sales decrease x% from 2002. 2003 sales are 9% less than 2001. what is x?

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02 Jun 2004, 12:11
(1 + x/100 )( 1- x/100 )P = (1-9/100)P
1-sqr(x/100) = (1-9/100)
x/100 = 3/10
x = 30

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