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The following video shows how to solve this consumer math problem:

Aaron had an unpaid balance of $1634.83 on his credit card statement at the beginning of November. He made a payment of $145.00 during the month, and made purchases of $291.94. If the interest rate on Aaron's credit card was 19% per month on the unpaid balance, find his finance charge and the new balance on December 1.

Aaron had an unpaid balance of $1634.83 on his credit card statement at the beginning of November. . . . from Can Do Math on Vimeo.


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