The very rigorous medical program at a local university has a 30% drop out rate for each year. If the school admits 1,000 freshmen, how many diplomas will need to be ordered 4 years later?

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asked Jan 5, 2012 in Algebra by anonymous
    

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First convert 30% to a decimal. so 30%=0.30

Next muliplly 1,000 by .30 four times (one for each year), the answer will be the number of dropouts.

1000-number of dropouts = diplomas awarded.
answered Jan 5, 2012 by Roar3215 ~Expert~ (1,318 points)

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