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Monday Math 15

By April 12, 2010

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This one comes from ACTStudent.org, the makers of the ACT test.

A typical high school student consumes 67.5pounds of sugar per year. As part of a new nutrition plan, each member of a track team plans to lower the sugar he or she consumes by at least 20% for the coming year. Assuming each track member had consumed sugar at the level of a typical high school student and will adhere to this plan for the coming year, what is the maximum number of pounds of sugar to be consumed by each track team member in the coming year?

A. 14

B. 44

C. 48

D. 54

E. 66


Post your answer in the comments below - lets see if you can get it right!

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April 13, 2010 at 5:19 pm
(1) tonye says:

its going to be 14 because when u do 2 divided by ten multiplied by 67.5 u’ll get 13.5 ten to a whole number is 14

April 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm
(2) testprep says:

Tonye, your answer is the amount of sugar that the track team is willing to give up, not the maximum amount of sugar they’ll be taking in. Thanks for the comment, but try again!

April 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm
(3) scott says:


April 20, 2010 at 7:55 am
(4) Kelly Roell says:

100% 20% = 80% of the level of a typical high school student.

80% of 67.5 = 0.80(67.5) = 54.

Correct, Scott!

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