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# Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by k

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Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by k percent and the earnings per share of Stock X increased by m percent, where k is greater than m. By what percent did the ratio of price per share to earnings per share increase, in terms of k and m?

A. k/m %

B. (k-m) %
C. [100(k-m)]/(100+k) %

D. [100(k-m)]/(100+m) %

E. [100(k-m)]/(100+k+m) %
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03 Jul 2005, 22:30
Folaa3 wrote:
Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by k percent and the earnings per share of Stock X increased by m percent, where k is greater than m. By what percent did the ratio of price per share to earnings per share increase, in terms of k and m?

A. k/m %

B. (k-m) %
C. [100(k-m)]/(100+k) %

D. [100(k-m)]/(100+m) %

E. [100(k-m)]/(100+k+m) %

100((100 + k)/(100 + m) -1) = 100 ((k-m)/(100+m)) or D.
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05 Jul 2005, 11:04
Sparky,

thanks
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# Last year the price per share of Stock X increased by k

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