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Post  Mira Holford on Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:59 am

On January 3rd, both the democratic and republican parties in Iowa saw a record number of voters turn out for the caucus. In 2004, the Democratic Party had 124,000 at the caucus. This year, the Democratic Party had a turn out of 227,000 voters. By what percent did this year’s democratic voter participation beat 2004 democratic voter participation? Express your answer to the nearest tenth.

Solution:
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First we have to find the difference between the number of voters seen in 2004 and the number of voters seen this year.



227,000 – 124,000 = 103,000 more voters in 2008



Now we divide the number of additional voters (103,000) by the number of voters seen in 2004 (124,000) and multiply by 100 to find the percent of increase.



(103,000 ÷ 124,000) × 100 = 83.1%, to the nearest tenth


-From the Math Counts Website
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Re: A Problem to Solve

Post  Steve on Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:08 am

That's a cool problem

p.s. I knew the politics would slip in somehow lol!

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haha

Post  Mira Holford on Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:13 am

ya politics was bound to come sooner or later by me or nina. but ninas not here......so it was up to me. speaking of politics.....

now i know you mite not want to listen to what i have to say about politics and since i am SO nice i will put my thoughts in a spoiler.

*Mod note: Please no politics*

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Re: haha

Post  Steve on Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:19 am

well i watched about 10 minutes of it. I watched it @ about 9:30.
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Re: A Problem to Solve

Post  Mira Holford on Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:20 am

Steve wrote:well i watched about 10 minutes of it. I watched it @ about 9:30.

cool........
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Re: A Problem to Solve

Post  Angelica K on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:11 am

Spoiler:
83.1%

*Mod note: No Politics*


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