Posted by Aleah on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:29pm.
The Nursing Home Problem. Suppose that the cost of nursing homes (per year) for the following states is as follows for 2004:
Alaska: $165,000
Connecticut $95,000
Hawaii $85,000
New York $110,000
If each state had a $10,000 cost increase since 1994, rank order the states in terms of their percent increase of costs (least to greatest) without actually doing the calculations. Explain how you established your ranking.

math  DrBob222, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:37pm
This is a thought question. Think about it.
percent = amount of increase/cost.
The amount of increase is constant at $10,000; therefore, the smallest cost per year will be the largest increase. Follow that reasoning to complete the ranking. 
math  Aleah, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:45pm
Is it Alaska, New York, Connecticut, and Hawaii?

math  DrBob222, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:55pm
Why not just take you calculator and calculate them to see if you are right. But I would give you a good grade for your answer.