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A certain protective additive increases from 45 days to 60

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A certain protective additive increases from 45 days to 60 days the time between required maintenance checks on an industrial vehicle. By what percent is the time between maintenance checks increased by using the additive?

A. 25%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 50%
D. 66 2/3%
E. 75%
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A certain protective additive increases from 45 days to 60 days the time between required maintenance checks on an industrial vehicle. By what percent is the time between maintenance checks increased by using the additive?

A. 25%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 50%
D. 66 2/3%
E. 75%


General formula for percent increase or decrease, (percent change): \(percent=\frac{Change}{Original}*100\).

So, the time between maintenance checks increased by \(\frac{60-45}{45}*100=33\frac{1}{3}%\).

Answer: B.
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A certain protective additive increases from 45 days to 60 days the time between required maintenance checks on an industrial vehicle. By what percent is the time between maintenance checks increased by using the additive?

A. 25%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 50%
D. 66 2/3%
E. 75%

Percentage Change = Change in value / Initial value x 100
Protective additive increases from 45 days to 60 days; Therefore Change = 60 - 45 = 15
Percentage Change = \(\frac{15}{45}\) x 100 = \(\frac{100}{3}\) = 33\(\frac{1}{3}\)%
Answer B...

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macjas wrote:
A certain protective additive increases from 45 days to 60 days the time between required maintenance checks on an industrial vehicle. By what percent is the time between maintenance checks increased by using the additive?

A. 25%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 50%
D. 66 2/3%
E. 75%


\(\frac{60 - 45}{45}*100\)

\(= \frac{15}{45}*100\)

\(= 33\)%

Thus, answer must be (B) \(33\frac{1}{3}\)%

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macjas wrote:
A certain protective additive increases from 45 days to 60 days the time between required maintenance checks on an industrial vehicle. By what percent is the time between maintenance checks increased by using the additive?

A. 25%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 50%
D. 66 2/3%
E. 75%

\(\frac{60 - 45}{45}*100\)

\(= \frac{15}{45}*100\)

\(= 33\)%

Thus, answer must be (B) \(33\frac{1}{3}\)%

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