**Problem 385**

**The Nursing Home Problem.** Suppose that the cost of nursing homes (per year) for the following states is as follows for 2004:

Alaska: 95,000

Hawaii 110,000

If each state had a $10,000 cost increase since 1994, rank order the states in terms of their percent increase of costs (least to greatest) without actually doing the calculations. Explain how you established your ranking.

**Solution**

**Order is Alaska < New York < Connecticut < Hawaii **