# Happy New Year – The ProblemsDecember 29, 2008

New Year's Eve is this coming Wednesday. As the new year approaches, many of us look ahead to what it might bring and reflect on the past year. Here are the problems from the Problem of the Week December 31, 2007.

Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of London and London is 7 hours ahead of Denver. If Denver is 2 hours behind WashingtonDC, what time is it in WashingtonDC at the moment 2008 begins in Tokyo?

During Jillian’s New Year’s Eve party she wants to have several candles lit. Each candle she plans to use burns at a rate of 5 mL of wax per 15 minutes. One of these candles has a diameter of 8 centimeters and a height of 15 cm. How long will it take the candle to burn down completely? Express your answer to the nearest whole number. (Note: 1 mL = 1 cm3)
Mike and Barbara and going to a New Year’s Eve gala and Barbara needs a new dress. She found a dress that is perfect and it is on sale for 20% off. After the discount and a 5% sales tax, the total cost of the dress was \$117.60. What was the original price of the dress?

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