30,000 Troops Headed To Afghanistan

On 1 December 2009, Barack Obama announced that 30,000 additional troops are being sent to Afghanistan.

MathBabbler saw the figure 30,000 and wanted to know what the percentage increase; therefore, this BAB was created.

To date the U.S. had approximately 68,000 troops in Afghanistan. 42 other nations (which includes all 28 NATO nations) provide an addition 50,000 troops.

Exercises
  1. 68,000 increased by 30,000 is a ______% increase.

  2. 68,000 is _______% of sum of 68,000 and 50,000.

  3. 50,000/42 written as a decimal number is _____________.


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 02 December 2009

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