Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 4:52pm.
A home that was purchased for 125,000 increased in value by 14% over a 3 year period. What was it's value at the end of that period?

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 4:53pm
125,000 * 1.14 = ?

Math  Anonymous, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 4:58pm
142,000...thanks. So, please correct me. If the way to converte percent to decimal is to divide by 100, how did you come up with 1.14 instead of 0.14
I think im just doing way to many decimals and my brain is fried :)

Math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 5:04pm
We can never do "too many decimals." Think of money! <g>
Please run that through your calculator again. Mine says $142,500.
Since you want to know the house's total value after 3 years, you actually are looking for 114% of its current value.
114% = 1.14
You can do it the long way 
0.14 * 125,000 = 17,500
125,000 + 17,500 = 142,500

Math  Anonymous, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:27pm
Thanks
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