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# Based on this year s costs, an orcharde grower budgets P

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19 Nov 2008, 19:39
Based on this year’s costs, an orcharde grower budgets P dollars for planting N new trees next year. If the average cost of planting each tree were to increase 25 percent from this year’s cost ,then the greatest number of trees that the orchard grower could plant next year using P dollars would be.
A. 20% less than N
B. 25%less than N
C. equal to N
D. 20%greater than N
E. 25% greater than N

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29 Nov 2008, 23:56
gorden wrote:
Based on this year’s costs, an orcharde grower budgets P dollars for planting N new trees next year. If the average cost of planting each tree were to increase 25 percent from this year’s cost ,then the greatest number of trees that the orchard grower could plant next year using P dollars would be.

A. 20% less than N
B. 25%less than N
C. equal to N
D. 20%greater than N
E. 25% greater than N

this year: nc = p
next year: (xn) (1.25c) = p
or (xn) (1.25c) = nc
x has to be 0.8 to get (xn) (1.25c) = nc

A.

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