sandy wrote:

The number of associate degrees expected to be granted in 2001 is most nearly what percent greater than the number of associate degrees expected to be granted in 1995?

(A) 2%

(B) 3%

(C) 5%

(D) 7%

(E) 9%

Associate degrees expected to be granted in 2001 =

489Associate degrees expected to be granted in 1995 =

458The DIFFERENCE in the number of associate degrees =

489 -

458 =

31So, the question is, what percentage is represented by

31/

458One option is to use your calculator for this conversion.

The other option is to apply some number sense.

31/

458 is pretty close to 30/450, which equals 1/15

1/15 = 6.7%

So, it looks like the correct answer is

Cheers,

Brent

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