M4A2 Problem Write-Up: Comparing
You are applying for a mortgage for $150,000 to buy a house. You shop around and find
these two possible mortgage options:
For the purposes of this write up, I will refer to each of the loans below as loan 1
This report is located in the CQ Researcher Plus Archive research database of the Excelsior college
1. How many states had graduation rates below 75% during the 2011-2012 school year?
6 states and Washington D.C had graduation rates below 75 perc
How many of Acmes employees use drugs?
How many of the employees who use drugs get a positive test result?
How many of the employees who do not use drugs get a positive test result?
Of the employees who get a positive test result, how many of them use dru
1. How many of the residents of Springfield are likely to have the disease?
The problem said that a particular genetic disease affects 3% of adults in the U.S.
population, so 3% of 100,000 is
100,000 * 0.03 = 3000
3000 residents of Springfield are likely
M5A1: The Study of Sugar and Hyperactivity in Children
Subject: Becoming a Critical Consumer of Statistical Information
1. Do you believe the conclusions of this study? (Make sure to back up your conclusions with ideas
from the reading, not just your pers
Professor Mark Marino
May 31, 2012
1. Last season, a pair of jeans cost $44.95. This season, the price of the jeans increased by
15 percent. Later in the season, the jeans were put on sale for 15 percent off.
How much did the jeans
The first part of the question was to convert all the orginal dimensions from feet to meters. Which was
pretty simple for me to figure out.
(16.2 feet) x 0.305 meter/1foot= 4.9meters
(26.2 feet) x 0.305 meter/ 1 foot = 8 meters
(5 feet) x0.305 meter/ 1 fo