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A teacher has 3 hours to grade all the papers submitted by the 35 students in her class. She gets through the first 5 papers in 30 minutes. How much faster does she have to work to grade the remaining papers in the allotted time?

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Question:

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20%

explanation

She has been working at the rate of 10 papers per hour.

She has 30 papers remaining and must grade them in the 2.5 hours that she has left, which corresponds to a rate of 12 papers per hour.

(12 ÷ 10)×100% = 120% of her previous rate, or 20% faster.

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