Assignment: Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Problem Solving

Read the scenarios below and thoroughly complete the tasks posed in each one.

  1. Pick a city in the US that you would like to travel to. Pretend you have a $950 budget to travel to this city for a four night vacation. Do some research and write up a basic budget of how you plan to spend that money — include travel to and from the city, accommodations, food, activities, and any other expenses.
  2. Choose a publicly traded company that interests you and find the price of its stock on your last birthday and yesterday. Calculate the difference in its stock value between yesterday and your last birthday. Calculate how much you would have made or lost if you had purchased 1000 shares of that stock on your last birthday and sold it yesterday. Show all your calculations in your response.

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