Chapter 6.II, Problem 36RE

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Textbook Problem

Solve the following word problems for the portion, rate, or base.

As part of a report you are writing that compares living expenses in various cities, use the chart "Cities with the highest average monthly utility bills” to calculate the following:

a. What percent is the Baltimore utility bill of the Las Vegas bill? Round to the nearest whole percent.

b. What percent is the Orlando utility bill of the Dallas bill? Round to the nearest tenth of a percent.

**(a)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The percent of the Baltimore utility bill to the Las Vegas bill and round it to the nearest whole percent, according to a report which compares living expenses in various cities by using the chart,

Explanation

**Given Information:**

Provided chart is,

**Formula used:**

Step1: Recognize the two known values and the unknown value.

Step2: Pick the formula

Step3: Solve the equation by putting the known values for the letters in the formula

**Calculation:**

Provided value of Baltimore is

Hence, the value of Portion is

Here, missing value is percent or rate.

The formula to compute the rate is

**(b)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The percent of the Orlando utility bill to the Dallas bill (round to the nearest whole percent), according to a report that compares living expenses in various cities by using the chart,

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