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 Question 219073: The grocer mixes pecans priced at \$4.50 per pound with almonds priced at \$5.25 per pound. How many pounds of each type of nut she use to have a total mixture of 14 pounds priced at \$4.80 per pound? I did x=pounds of pecans and y= pounds of almonds. x+y=14 and 4.50x+5.25y=4.80 Did I set up those two equations right? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 219109: The discharge of a river is defined as the width of the river times the average depth of the river times the speed of the river. At one location in St. Louis, the Mississippi River is 533 meters wide, its speed is 0.6 meter per second, and its discharge is 3198 cubic meters per second. How deep is the Mississippi River at this location? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 219357: write the verbal sentence as an equation or an inequality Two more than a number x is ten. The sum of a number y and four is 13. The quotient of a number t and three is eight Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 219675: Aside from using trial and error, how does one solve this type of problem? A large box of popcorn costs \$4. A small box costs \$3. 59 boxes are sold totalling \$200. How many boxes of each were sold? Thanks. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 220186: Four times a number, increased by 25, is 13 less than six times the number. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 220655: The ratio of Ed's car was 5:2 at first. After Ed gave 30 cars to Pete, they each owned an equal amount of cars. How many cars did they have altogether. I solve the problem but the answer seem wrong when I retest. here is my equation: 5:2 5x - 30= 2x (because Ed gave 30 cars to P : 5x-30) 5x -2x = 30 3x= 30 x= 10 Then I retest x=10 but the number was wrong 50:20 but Ed gave 30 cars to Pete. Please help,. Thank you so much. Brian. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 220728: two baseball players his a total of 252 hits.one has 18 mor hits that the other. find the number of hits for each players Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 221159: A watch gains 60 minutes a day. It is set to read the correct time at 12:00 noon. What will be the correct time the next day when the watch reads 12:00 noon? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 221160: Given three containers 3, 7, and 10 litres respectively with the largest being full of water, determine a method of dividing this quantity of water into two equal amounts of 5 litres using the three containers and no other measuring devices. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 221161: What is the last digit of the number 77^77 ? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 221446: A colonel, on attempting to draw up his regiment in the form of a solid square, finds that he has 30 men left over, and that he would require 25 soliders in his regiment to increase the side of the square by one soldier. How many soldiers are there in the regiment? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 221444: Find the area of an equilateral triangle in which each side has a length of 2cm. Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 222375: A right triangle has one leg four times as long as the other. Find a function that models its perimeter P in terms of the length x of the shorter leg. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 222928: Hello, I have a hard time figuring out how to set word problems into number problems. I was wondering if you could help. Here's the problem I'm struggling with: Bill's weight is 48 kilograms. This is 10 kilograms more than one half of his father's weight. What is his father's weight ? My problem isn't the solving of equations, I just can't set up the problem correctly. Thank you so much for your time and help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 222997: The perimeter of a rectangle is 44 meters. The length is 2 meters more than the three times the width. Find the length. Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 223390: Two Cars are 2 miles apart on a straight road, traveling in the same direction. The lead car travels at 25 mph and the trailing car travels at 35 mph. How long does it take the fastest car to catch the slower car? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 223660: The sum of two numbers is twelve. The total of three times the smaller number and six amounts to seven less than the product of four and the larger number. Find the two numbers. Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 223756: The sum of two numbers is twenty-one. Three times the smaller number is two less than twice the larger number. Find the two numbers Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 224043: What is the variable expression of the product of a number c and three more than the sum of nine and twelve? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 224205: The text for biology class cost \$15.00 more than twice the cost of a used textbook for colleage algerbra. If the cost of the two books together is \$129.00, find the cost of the biology book. Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 224428: the sum of 38 and twice a number is 124. Find the number Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 224248: the length of a rectangle is increased by 120% and its width is decreased by 20%, what is the resulting percentage increase or decrease in the area? Justify your answer algebraically. Click here to see answer by drj(1380)
 Question 224248: the length of a rectangle is increased by 120% and its width is decreased by 20%, what is the resulting percentage increase or decrease in the area? Justify your answer algebraically. Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1483)

 Question 225103: i have eight more quarters than dimes. if the coins are woth \$6.20, how many dimes are there? Click here to see answer by LtAurora(115)

 Question 225364: Joe's gas tank is 1/2 full.After he adds 5 gallons it is 5/6 full. How many gallons can Joe's tank hold? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 225543: I cannot figure out how to change this statement into a mathematical equation. To estimate the cost if a new house, Mark multiplies the area in square foot if the house by \$2.37. Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 225696: the total cost of x tickets at four dollars per tickets is seventy-six dollars. Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 225902: I have a piece of paper that is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. identical squares have been cut out of each side on each corner that are length x. what is the length of each side minus the squares cut out? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 225909: assume we take a sheet of paper that is 8.5 by 11 inches. we will transform it into a box by cutting identical squares of side length x from each corner, and fold up the sides to form the box. express the volume of the box as a function of x. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 226055: If you buy 7 hamburgers and 3 slices of pizza from Sizzler, you get \$1 change from a \$20 bill. If you buy 8 hamburgers and 2 slices of pizza, you get \$0.50 back from a 20 dollar bill. How much change would you get back from a \$20 if you bought 3 slices of pizza and 5 hamburgers? The equations that i came up with were 3x+5y=20 x+y=20 but it did not work! Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 226119: Mary is 3 years older than her brother Tom, and Tom is 4 years older than John. Three years ago Mary was twice as old as John. How old is each now? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 227645: This is probably so very basic but I'm starting to get lost with word problems and can't figure out how to formulate the problem. Twice the difference of a number and 8 is equal to three times the sum of the number and 3. Find the number. I know the answer should be -25 (answer sheet). Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31518)

 Question 227616: If the number of degrees in the measure of one angle of a triangle is represented by 4x and the measure of a second angle is represented by y, what expression would represent the measure of the third angle? My answer 1st angle = 4x 2nd angle = y I’ll let x represent the 3rd angle 4x + (y + x) = 180 4x + y + x = 180 (-4x) + y I added 4x to both sides +4x +4x 8x + y + x=180 + y I added -y to both sides -y -y 8x + x = 180 I added 'x' to 8x 9x = 180 I divided both sides by 9 9 9 x=20 Check 4(20) + y + 20= 180 ‘y’ must represent 60 Am I right? Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 228336: Translate: nine is one more than the product of two and a number into an equation and solve Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 229167: Sarah spent \$25 Lily spent \$18 and had 2 times the amount of money left after Sarah spent her \$25. What was the original amount of money they started with. HELP! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 229957: Sam has 5 more dimes than quarters and four less nickels than quarters. If he has 34 coins, how many of each does he have? I started with # of dimes x + 5, # of quarters is x, # of nickels is x-4. I formed this equation .10(x+5) + .25x + .05 (x+4) = 34, then I multiplied by 100 to get 10x + 50 + 25x + 5x +20 = 34, 40x + 30 =34. I have no idea what I'm doing. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 230610: The product of 9 more than a number and 6 less than the number Click here to see answer by user_dude2008(1861)

 Question 230637: in 2006 the number of americans who were healthclub members was 42.7 million. this was an increase of 106% from the number in 1990. how many americans were members in 1990? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 230643: David had \$4000 invested for one fourth of a year ar a simple interest rate of 6.1%. how much interest did he earn? 2. Tori invested \$8000 in money market funds. Part was invested at 5% simple interest, and the rest at 7% simple interest. at the end of 1 year, tori had earned \$496 in interest. How much did she invest in each fund? 3. The Clark family went sailing on a lake. Their boat averaged 6 kilometers per hour. The Rourke family took their outboard runabout for a trip on the lake for the same amount of time. Their boat averaged 14 kilometers per hour. The Rourke family traveled 20 kilometers farther than the Clark family. How many hours did each family spend on their boat trip? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 230645: Winchesters community charges its customers \$6 per month pluz .15cents per check for the use of a standard checking account. Thomas had a checking account there for 8 months and was charged \$53.10 in service charges. How many checks did he write during that time period? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

 Question 230641: Pam and carlos borrowed \$4800 at a simple interest rate of 11% for 2 years. What was the interest? Click here to see answer by rfer(12730)

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