August 2, 2013

Please show me how to do it if you know . Thank You very MUCH

1. How long will Lucy have to wait before her \$2,500 invested at 6% earns \$600 in simple interest?

2. What is 35% of a number if 12 is 15% of a number?

3. A computer is on sale for \$1600, which is a 20% discount off the regular price. What is the regular price?

4. A car dealer sells a SUV for \$39,000, which represents a 25% markup over the dealer’s cost. What was the cost of the SUV to the dealer?

5. After having to pay increased income taxes this year, Edmond has to sell his BMW. Edmond bought the car for \$49,000, but he sold it for a 20% loss. What did Edmond sell the car for?

6. At a company fish fry, ½ in attendance are employees. Employees’ spouses are 1/3 of the attendance. What is the percentage of the people in attendance who are not employees or employee spouses?

2500*.06=150*what=600

12/n=15/100 1200/15=80 35/100=x/80 2800/100=28

.8x=1600 x=2000

1.25x=39000 x=39000*4/5=31200

49,000*.8=196,000/5=39200

1/2=3/6 1/3=2/6 3/6+2/6=5/6 only 1/6 left

now you have got the answers pls learn to do them on your own

What’s the best deal on a used car for \$9000?

I have a 2001 Jeep Grand (Limited) w. 78,500 miles up for sale. I expect to get around \$9000 for the car.

My question is…what should I get with the cash? I’m so torn! I wonder if I should finance a new car (like the Ford Fusion for 0.0% APR), or should I buy something used? I am SO attracted to the ’00 – ’04 BMW‘s…some of them have 70,000+ miles on them…but damn they are hot, and I’d have a huge chunk of the down paymen, since some of them go for around 14 or 15K on eBay! Gas mileage is important to me, so no SUV…but damn, I love those hot luxery cars! What’s my best option? Any suggestions??? I also don’t want to get stuck with a lemon. The last thing I need is to inherit someone’s piece of trash nightmare!

Your concept of what you want is so broad it is virtually impossible to point you in the right direction. Here are some basics: 1) Used is always less expensive to own than new for a 3-5 year period 2) luxury and economy are usually mutually exclusive conditions

You need to kick back, relax and spend an hour or so reading something like Consumer Reports 2008 annual automotive issue. It covers both new and used and provides a ton of info on price, economy, reliability, and safety. Use this to narrow your choice to 4-5 vehicles.

Next use edmunds.com “cost of ownership” model to analyze each of your choices. This give you a comprehensive look at depreciation, insurance, fuel, etc. By year for a 5 year period.

Now you have a basis to make a good decision. Is luxury worth the total additional cost? Does a new car turn you on enough to justify buying new versus used? Will the insurance cost on a sporty vehicle make it too expensive? You are the only one that can make those value judgements.

Good luck and happy shopping.

Did I do something wrong here????

I didn’t bother to wait for the salesman. He came out of the office and looked at me as I was shaking my head and walked out the door.

I used to sell cars, and the sad fact is, when someone walks off the lot without buying a car right there, statistically, the odds that they will return are 1 in 9.

So with that said, there are 2 reasons why he wouldn’t write you a quote. 1 – odds are he’ll never see you again anyway. And 2 – If you walk in to any other dealership with his best price in hand and ask for someone to beat it – guaranteed, everyone will beat it if that is all they have to do to sell a car.

When looking to get the best price on a car, the worst thing you can do is ask for a quote so you can shop. You either won’t get one OR you’ll get what is called a “rocket ship” (which is a fake, ridiculousely low quote that no-one can do). With the “rocket ship” they figure at least you will come back to the dealer when no-one can match their price and they get one more chance at you. Of course, chances are you’ll be so angry that they won’t honor the price for whatever reason, you’ll walk out the door while cussing them, BUT every so often by that time you are so tired of visiting dealerships and getting the run around, you might just buy the car there anyway to get it over with. Don’t laugh, it happens all the time.

What you need to do is negotiate his absolute best possible price AS IF you are willing to buy right then and there. I know it seems dishonest, but it is the only way to get the best price to use as a quote.

BIG THREE VS FOREIGN— What do you think of this?

For everyone who doesn’t like American auto companies (the big three).
This was an email that was going around years ago but a friend just sent this to me again this morning.

How does this sit with you?

Ford and GM’s contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in
New York and Washington.

The findings are as follows…..

1. Ford- \$10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government employees.

2. GM- \$10 million to American Red Cross matching employee
contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans, suv‘s, and
trucks.

3. Daimler Chrysler- \$10 million to support of the children and victims of the Sept.11 attack.

4. Harley Davidson motorcycles- \$1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the New York Police Dept.

5. Volkswagen-Employees and management created a Sept 11
Foundation, funded initial with \$2 million, for the assistance of the
children and victims of the WTC.

6. Hyundai- \$300,000 to the American Red Cross.

7. Audi-Nothing.

8. BMW-Nothing.

9. Daewoo- Nothing.

10. Fiat-Nothing.

11. Honda- Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in August 2001

12. Isuzu- Nothing.

13. Mitsubishi-Nothing.

14. Nissan-Nothing.

15. Pors che-Nothing. Press release with condolences via the porsche website.

16. Subaru- Nothing.

17. Suzuki- Nothing.

18. Toyota-Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001.
Condolences posted on the website

Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep this information in mind. You might want to give more
consideration to a car manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company. Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing at all to the citizens of the United States …

It’s OK for these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like this. Say thank you in a way
that gets their attention..

OFAMA: You think how they didn’t help is great?
SOUTHERN BELL: This was right after 9/11. Everybody came running to help our country but them. What does that tell you? Do they really care about or support the United States?
SOUTHERN BELLE: The big three have employeed 3 million people plus. Think of that as 3 million people that you didn’t have to pay for on welfare or with food stamps.
Banning together to help this country during a terrible time in our history shouldn’t be though of as PR work. I am sure all or most of you donated something after 9/11, did you do it so you could get accolades? Or did you donate because you felt the strongest sense of patriotism?
TRACE: I seen a bumper sticker on a Taurus yesterday that said “retired from Fords, still drive one and always will”.
The very last nickle of profit from american cars comes back here, the very last nickle of profit from foreign cars go back to the foreign country.

Thanks for the info, logan. It’s nice to hear some good news about american companies for a change. I was not aware of how much the big 3 had done to help in those days after 9/11. I was also not aware of how little, or should i say nothing, the u.s. Based foreign auto companies had done. My husband works for a local ford dealership. He, myself, and my daughter all drive fords. Always have. Always will.

What do you think of these gifts given by the American Auto Makers?

after 911
Ford, GM & Chrysler —-

INTERESTING….maybe the country should consider bailing them out to some
degree

Nothing needs to be said.. Ford, Chrysler and GM’s contributions after 9/11

An interesting commentary…You might find this of interest:

‘CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM’s
contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and Washington
.

The findings are as follows…..

1. Ford- \$10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions
of the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also
offered ER response team services and office space to displaced government
employees.

2.. GM- \$10 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions of
the same number and a fleet of Vans, SUV‘s, and Trucks.

3. Daimler Chrysler-\$10 million to support of the children and victims of
the Sept. 11 attack.

4. Harley Davidson motorcycles- \$1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the
New York Police Dept..

5. Volkswagen-Employees and management created a Sept 11 Foundation, funded
initial with \$2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of
the WTC.

6. Hyundai- \$300,000 to the American Red Cross.

7. Audi- see VW

8. BMW – Nothing.

9. Daewoo – Nothing.

10. Fiat – Nothing.

11. Honda – Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in
August 2001

12. Isuzu – Nothing.

13. Mitsubishi – Nothing.

14. Nissan – Nothing.

15. Porsche – Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche web
site.

16. Subaru – Nothing.

17. Suzuki – Nothing.

18. Toyota – Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001.
Condolences posted on the web site .

Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep
this information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a car
manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company. Apart
from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed nothing
at all to the citizens of the United States … It’s OK for these companies
to take money out of this country, but it is apparently not acceptable to
return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not forget things like
this. Say thank you in a way that gets their attention…

Thanks for posting that. I’m a union Ironworker and only buy American (chevy) If you pulled up on a job site in a rice burner it would get trashed.

Should Mercedes-Benz eliminate the C-class, and GLK-class vehicles from their model lineup?

i mean this company has a long history of producing exclusive luxury saloons for the wealthy and financially well-off, as well as a long admirable racing heritage. to this day they produce cars which compete against bentley, ferrari, lamborghini, maserati and the like and those models remain very exclusive, yet the c-class which was introduced about 20 years ago to compete in the sporty near-luxury category dominated by the bmw 3-series made the mercedes mark more attainable to the average joe, thus lowering the prestige of the mercedes brand in general. i think it’s appropriate for bmw to have cars in this segment since bmw has a history of making small, sporty upscale-but-not-quite-luxo cars, but should mercedes-benz eliminate the c-class or even the c-class derivative glk suv from their lineup in order to restore their currently diminished brand image in america?

jaguar tried a similar tactic to increase sales by introducing the x-type to the u.s. market to compete in the sporty near-luxury category, but has since eliminated it from their model lineup and just focus on certain models to maintain their exclusivity and brand image. should mercedes follow jaguar’s example?

for the record, i think the near-luxury segment is an important segment and works great for bmw and audi, as well as for vw, infiniti and lexus to compete in, especially to attract younger sports-oriented buyers, however for a brand like mercedes which is all about big expensive luxury cars and exclusive sports cars/ roadsters it’s just not fitting for their brand image.

It may sound like that’s the best thing to do, but those entry-level cars make up the majority of Mercedes’ sales. I hate it when prestigious brands move down-market, but there’s a lot of money to be made in that segment.

BMW: 1-series, 3-series, X1, X3.
Audi: A3, A4, Q3, Q5.
Lexus: CTh, IS, RX.

Mercedes isn’t going to let this segment go unfilled. That’s why they have the C-class, GLK-class, and have plans to introduce the B-class to North America next year. And just because someone buys a C–class doesn’t always mean they couldn’t afford an S-class. Some people want a nice car but don’t have the need for something as large as the E-class or S-class.

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