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# Based on this years costs, an orcharde grower budgets P

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Based on this yearâ€™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 yearâ€™s cost ,then thegreatest 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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08 Oct 2006, 10:55
A 20% less than N

Assume P = 1000 and N = 100

Hence price per tree = \$10

IF new price = 25/2 then N = 1000*2/25 = 80

which is 20% less
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08 Oct 2006, 12:07
Given price is increased by 1/4
ie price has become 5/4
Using same amount he can plant only 4/5 ie 80%

hence 20% less than N

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08 Oct 2006, 20:31
A) 20% less than N

Cost per plant (estimated) = P/N
(actual) = 5P/N
No of plants that can be planted using P dollars = P * (4N/5P)

= 80% of N
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