Difference between revisions of "1988 AJHSME Problems/Problem 8"
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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | Betty used a calculator to find the product <math>0.075 \times 2.56</math>. She forgot to enter the decimal points. The calculator showed <math>19200</math>. If Betty had entered the decimal points correctly, the answer would have been | + | Betty used a calculator to find the [[product]] <math>0.075 \times 2.56</math>. She forgot to enter the decimal points. The calculator showed <math>19200</math>. If Betty had entered the decimal points correctly, the answer would have been |
<math>\text{(A)}\ .0192 \qquad \text{(B)}\ .192 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 1.92 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 19.2 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 192</math> | <math>\text{(A)}\ .0192 \qquad \text{(B)}\ .192 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 1.92 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 19.2 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 192</math> | ||
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | The decimal point of 0.075 is three away from what Betty punched in, and that of 2.56 is two away. The decimal point is therefore <math>3+2=5</math> | + | The [[decimal point]] of 0.075 is three away from what Betty punched in, and that of 2.56 is two away. The decimal point is therefore <math>3+2=5</math> units to the left of where it should be, so we would want <math>.19200\Rightarrow \mathrm{(B)}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
− | [[ | + | {{AJHSME box|year=1988|num-b=7|num-a=9}} |
+ | [[Category:Introductory Algebra Problems]] |
Revision as of 17:45, 2 June 2009
Problem
Betty used a calculator to find the product . She forgot to enter the decimal points. The calculator showed . If Betty had entered the decimal points correctly, the answer would have been
Solution
The decimal point of 0.075 is three away from what Betty punched in, and that of 2.56 is two away. The decimal point is therefore units to the left of where it should be, so we would want .
See Also
1988 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 9 | |
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