In the United States Patent & Trademark Office, 6,000 examiners are faced with a backlog of 770,000 unexamined, new applications for patents. For each of these 6,000 examiners, how many applications do they need to catch up on? Round the answer to the nearest tenth.
To find the backlog for each examiner, divide the number of applications by the number of examiners.
Number applications per examiner =total applications / number examiners
To the nearest tenth, each examiner has about 128.3 applications to catch up on.
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