1912 eighth grade exam: Could you make it to high school in 1912?

A 1912 eighth-grade exam was donated to a museum in Bullitt County, Ky.

Have a look at the questions and answers and ask yourself: Would you have made it into high school in 1912?

2. A man bought a farm for $2,400 and sold it for $2,700. What percent did he gain?

To calculate a percent increase, divide the increase by the original amount. The man made an extra $300. Divide $300 into $2400 and you get 0.125, or 12.5 percent.

To calculate a percent increase, divide the increase by the original amount. The man made an extra $300. Divide $300 into $2400 and you get 0.125, or 12.5 percent.

To calculate a percent increase, divide the increase by the original amount. The man made an extra $300. Divide $300 into $2400 and you get 0.125, or 12.5 percent.

To calculate a percent increase, divide the increase by the original amount. The man made an extra $300. Divide $300 into $2400 and you get 0.125, or 12.5 percent.

Snapshot via bullittcountyhistory.com
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11 percent

 

30 percent

 

12.5 percent

 

15.5 percent

 
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