# math

Find the best buy on pasta sauce
a. 45oz for \$1.59
b. 1qt 16 oz for \$1.99
c. 1qt. for \$1.29
d. 48 oz for \$1.79
15. Identify the base in the following statement 11% of what is 77?
my answer is the base is What number
16. Identify the amount in the following application represent the amount: Dave invested \$8,500 in a time deposit. What interest will he earn for 2 years if the interest rat is 4.75%? my answer is the amount \$8,500

1. (a) is correct for the first question

15. The answer is 700 (77/0.11). I don't know why they call it the "base". 700 is the "what" in the question.

15. No way can he double his money in two years at 4.75% interest. With monthly compounding, he will earn 4.85% per year, or 9.95% after two years. With simple interest (no compounding), he would earn 2 x 4.75% = 9.5%. That is just over \$800.

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