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# In 1970 there were 8,902 women stockbrokers in the United States. By 1

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In 1970 there were 8,902 women stockbrokers in the United States. By 1978 the number had increased to 19,947. Approximately what was the percent increase?

(A) 45%
(B) 125%
(C) 145%
(D) 150%
(E) 225%

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19 Aug 2018, 10:14
Bunuel wrote:
In 1970 there were 8,902 women stockbrokers in the United States. By 1978 the number had increased to 19,947. Approximately what was the percent increase?

(A) 45%
(B) 125%
(C) 145%
(D) 150%
(E) 225%

% increase =$$\frac{(19947-8902) * 100}{8902}$$
= $$\frac{11905}{8902 * 100}$$
~$$\frac{12000 *100}{9000}$$
< 130%
~ 125 %
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19 Aug 2018, 10:46
11000/8900=110/89 ~110/90=11/9~1.22 ~122%~125% ans B

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