Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Personal Finance - 8.1 Percent, Sales Tax and Discounts - Exercise Set 8.1: 67

Answer

The statement does not make sense.

Work Step by Step

The statement does not make sense. Let $W$ be the original weight. If the weight increases 1%, then the new weight is $1.01W$. If this weight increases 1%, then the new weight is $(1.01)(1.01W)$, which is $1.0201W$. The percent increase is actually 2.01%
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