## Friday, July 27, 2007

GED Skill: geometry

Dan is planning on on re carpeting his master bedroom, measuring 15ft by 25ft. He is looking at carpeting which costs \$9 per square yard. He also has a budget of \$300. Assuming that there will be a 10% waste, will Dan have enough money. If not, how much short is he?

Answer: Dan does not have enough money. He is short by about \$112.5

## Monday, July 23, 2007

GED Book Sale

I don't usually do this, but this is such a great deal, that I wanted you to know about this GREAT GED sale that I am having. Check out this link to find out about GED books for \$5 or less! If you are tutoring students, or you are currently studying for your GED, then this may be the sale for you.

You may wonder why I am reducing inventory. I am getting rid of some of my GED books because I plan on bringing in other GED materials and I need the space!

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Percents: GED Skill

Karen bought a new sweater for 20% off the original price. If the original price was \$49.99 and sales tax is 5.5%, how much did Karen spend on her new sweater?

Answer: First you need to find the actual cost of the sweater (original price minus the 20% off). Take \$49.99 x .2 which equals \$9.99. \$49.99 - \$9.99= \$40.00 (cost of sweater on sale). Second you need to calculate sales tax (5.5%) on \$40.00. Take \$40.00 x .055 which equals \$2.20.

Finally, you need to add the cost of the sweater, \$40.00, and the cost of the sales tax, \$2.20 together. \$40.00 + \$2.20 = \$42.20