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  1. Mills & Decimal Parts: Express 12.5 mills as a decimal part of $1.00

    Express 12.5 mills as a decimal part of $1.00.

    Is the correct answer $0.0125 or 0.0125 without the dollar sign?

    Here is how I convert mills to dollars: 12.5 mills * $0.001/mill.
    The answer...
  2. I think that I am starting to understand now. I...

    I think that I am starting to understand now. I am interrupting the question incorrectly. I am wanting the solution for the $25,000/year ( 1/4 * $100,000/year) for 10 years and that would be...
  3. Why would you ignore the units in this so called...

    Why would you ignore the units in this so called "silly" question?
  4. I made up the question so that someone could...

    I made up the question so that someone could explain how the year units cancel. I cannot make sense of any of the replies. Can you try again and explain what the correct reply/answer is and why? ...
  5. I am still confused. It seems like a simple...

    I am still confused. It seems like a simple solution to be determined, but the answers seem to be totally confusing.

    "10 years is ten (10) times...
  6. I want to thank you for for indicating this error...

    I want to thank you for for indicating this error to me! I have the more accurate version below:

    An executive receives a severance pay of one fourth of his annual salary of $100,000.00 every...
  7. I'm not sure that I understand your reply. Can...

    I'm not sure that I understand your reply. Can you elaborate more?
  8. Unit Cancelation: Exec gets 1/4 of $100,000.00 as severance pay annually

    An executive receives a severance pay of one fourth of his annual salary of $100,000.00. for 10 years. How much would he receive annually?

    0.25 * $100,000/year * 10 years = $250,000.00

    Would...
  9. Thank you for your explanation: I now want to...

    Thank you for your explanation:

    I now want to understand the calculation as follows:

    1.1%/year * $30,705.17 * 33 years

    or

    1.1% *$30,705.17/year * 33 years
  10. Thanks for the reply! I am mostly interested...

    Thanks for the reply!

    I am mostly interested in the dimensional analysis of the problem. I can determine the monthly amount, but I am not sure how the 'year' units cancel. Can it be determined...
  11. 1. What to you mean "In other words, your...

    1. What to you mean "In other words, your problem is probably faulty...as usual!!" ?

    2. Would the amount, $11,145.97... be divided by 12 months not 12 months/year?

    3. Why not 12 months/year?
  12. Monthly Pension: 1.1% * average 5 years highest salary * years of service

    A company uses the following calculation to determine the monthly payment for its employees as they retire:


    1.1% * average 5 years highest salary * years of service


    If an employee worked 33...
  13. That is a nice, concise solution, but the 1200...

    That is a nice, concise solution, but the 1200 cubic feet need to be used in your solution in order to get the answer 1920 cubic feet.

    1200 cubic feet + ($2.88/$0.40 * 100) = 720 cubic feet +...
  14. I have another calculation regarding the cubic...

    I have another calculation regarding the cubic feet question. Is it mathematically logical?

    1200 cubic feet + ($9.38-$6.50)/($0.40/100 cubic feet * 3600 cubic feet) * 3600 cubic feet = 1920 cubic...
  15. Thank you for your reply and solution! There...

    Thank you for your reply and solution!

    There is a typographical error that you overlooked. The $0.04 should be $0.40. I could not get you solution to produce the correct answer until I realized...
  16. Determine Cubic Feet Used: For one quarter, a home owner's water bill was $9.38.

    For one quarter, a home owner's water bill was $9.38. The water company charges $6.50 for the first 1,200 cubic feet or less, and $0.40 per hundred for the next 3,600 cubic feet. How many cubic feet...
  17. I think that "$0.25/quarter/share" is confusing...

    I think that "$0.25/quarter/share" is confusing and complicated. Usually there are just two units involved in many situations: 50 miles/gallon as an example. With $0.25/quarter/share, this becomes...
  18. Yes, how time flies! Same topic different...

    Yes, how time flies!

    Same topic different question.

    I think that you complicated it. I really do not understand your solution to my question. Could you try again using a complete calculation...
  19. Would the following be correct? 50...

    Would the following be correct?

    50 shares/quarter X $0.25/share X 4 quarters/year

    The 50 shares/quarter does not look correct or accurate.
  20. Is 1. the same as 2., and is 3. the same as 4.? ...

    Is 1. the same as 2., and is 3. the same as 4.? See Below.

    1. The model kit is 1/72 as large as the actual object.
    2.The model kit compared to the actual object is 1/72 as large.

    3. The...
  21. Can a model have a scale of 2/25, for example,...

    Can a model have a scale of 2/25, for example, where the numerator is not "1"? What would this scale indicate?
  22. Can a model have a scale of 2/25, for example,...

    Can a model have a scale of 2/25, for example, where the numerator is not "1"? What would this scale indicate?
  23. Can a model have a scale of 2/25, for example,...

    Can a model have a scale of 2/25, for example, where the numerator is not "1"? What would this scale indicate?
  24. In the linear scale, Model:Reality::1:72 If I...

    In the linear scale, Model:Reality::1:72

    If I wanted to express this in writing using inches as the unit of measure would the follow be correct?

    The ratio of 1 inch to 72 inches equals the...
  25. Is your answer the same as Model/Reality = 1/72? ...

    Is your answer the same as Model/Reality = 1/72?

    You just used a proportion to define the scale size (1/72) to the model and the actual object and the word "Reality" is the same as the actual...
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