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 Question 529533: If f(x) = -x^2 - x - 1, then f(-2) = Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6801)

 Question 530536: The length of a rectangle is 3 ft more than twice its width, and the area of the rectangle is 35 ft^2 . Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 530663: show that the three points (-3,4) (3,2) (6,1) lie in the same line Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 535122: Here is the question I can't solve: A police person passes a speeding car and makes an immediate U-turn to stop the speeder. The police person has to drive 140/mph for four miles in order to catch up to the speeding car. How fast is the speeding car traveling? I feel like my teacher is leaving out some numbers to help me solve this problem. I mean how long did it take the cop to turn around? Heck my whole class is having trouble with this one. Its worth 20 bonus points and I need all the help I can get. Thx. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 535253: what is the distance between the points (1,1) nad (-0.5,-1) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)
 Question 535253: what is the distance between the points (1,1) nad (-0.5,-1) Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 536093: how many cubic yards of dirt is in this area: 500 yards wide x 2 miles long x 38' deep. we are going to build a canal for ships and barges. please give me the answer today. thanks jim. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)
 Question 536093: how many cubic yards of dirt is in this area: 500 yards wide x 2 miles long x 38' deep. we are going to build a canal for ships and barges. please give me the answer today. thanks jim. Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 536189: what is the length of the line segment whose endpoints are (1,-4) and (9,2) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 536851: You walk 110 yards due south, then 140 yards due west, and then 50 yards due north. How far are you from your starting point? A new concrete floor will be 15 feet long, 18 feet wide, and 6 inches thick. Concrete is measured by the cubic yard. One sack of dry cement mix costs \$6.80, and it takes three sacks to mix up 1 cubic yard of concrete. How much will it cost to buy the cement? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 537067: A 18-foot ladder leans against a wall at a 74 degree angle of elevation. Find the distance from the ladder's base to the wall. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 537505: how to solve this equation, V = (6)sqrt"h" water flows 60 feet per second how tall is the water tower. V is feet per second "h" is height Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 539008: Find the point on the y-axis that is equidistant from (5,1) and (-3,-1). Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6742)

 Question 539259: give the coordinates of two points that are √ 13 apart Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 539556: what is the equation of the perpemndicular bisector of ab if a (-3,4) and b ( 7,-6) Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 539772: Billy rides his gas-efficient motor scooter to school everyday in a meandering way. He rides 5 miles north, then 3 miles east, then 6 miles south, then 8 miles west, then 3 miles north, then 10 miles east, then 2 miles west, then 7 miles north, then 15 miles west, then 9 miles south, then 6 miles east, then 4 miles west, then 13 miles south, then 3 miles west, then 4 miles north, then 12 miles east to reach school. If, instead of meandering, Billy rode in a straight line to school, what would be the slope of the line perpendicular to the path? please show me the steps Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 542004: what is the distance of J(0,1) and F(3,5) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 542508: How many meters are in 805.1 cm? Do not round the answer! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 543543: If you walk 16ft north, then 12ft south, how far are you from your original position? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 543899: please help I have been trying to get an answer for this problem all week. 1. an open top box with the base width of 4 feet base length of 5 feet and height of 3 feet. now suppose the there are three straight rigid wires of lengths 6, 7, and 8feet can any of these wires be laid flat on the base of the box? If it cant be laid flat determine if it can be placed inside the box without bending the wire. if they cant be be placed in the inside of the box without bending the wire explain why or why not Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)

 Question 544572: please help when ever you can. Using the simplest form of printed captial letters, name the first TWO and then the last TWO letters of the alphabet that CAN NOT BE DRAWN without lefting my pen. How does the theory explain which letters to choose. Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 544659: Name a point that is sqrt(2)away from (-1,5). Name a point that is between 50 and 60 units away from (7,-2) and state the distance between from the two points. Could you show me how to work them out? Please? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 544797: √3 — √5 -2 Click here to see answer by saifoo.khan(162)

 Question 546092: How do I find the coordinates of the midpoint of LB if L(8,5) and B(-6,2)? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 546542: A board is 86 cm in the length and must be cut so that one piece is 20 cm longer than the other piece. Find the length of each piece. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 547703: Adventure Jim is surveying a rectangular hole in the jungle floor, thinking, “That looks suspiciously like a trap!” While walking around the entire perimeter of the hole, he maintains a precise one foot distance from its edge. If the hole’s dimensions are 2 feet by 6 feet, how many feet does Adventure Jim travel, while surveying the hole? Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)

 Question 547832: a 360m cable is attached to a wall making a 45° angle with the floor. How far is the bottom of the cable from the base of the wall? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 549103: I need help on a word problem. A 20 meter ladder and a 15 meter ladder were leaned against a building. The bottom of the longer ladder was 7 meters farther from the building than the bottomof the shorter ladder, but both ladders reached the same distance up the building. Find the distance the ladders reached up the building. I don't even remember how to begin to do this. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 549312: What is the length of the segment with endpoints A(1, 7) and B(3, -l) Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)

 Question 549576: A flagpole is 12 ft tall casts a 9 foot-shadow. How far is it from the top of the flagpole to the tip of the shadow? Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)
 Question 549576: A flagpole is 12 ft tall casts a 9 foot-shadow. How far is it from the top of the flagpole to the tip of the shadow? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 550252: A sequence of 20 terms is formed by using f(x)=4x-1 for x=1,2,3,...,20. What is the sum of the last eight terms. i just did 20 + 19 + 18 + ... 13 and it was wrong can you please explain how to do it Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 548570: A triangle has vertices at coordinates (2,2), (5,6) and (6,2). What is the number of units in the length of the longest side of the triangle? Click here to see answer by asuar010(324)

 Question 550447: The coordinates of point R are (-3,2) and the coordinates of point T are (4,1). What is the length of RT? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28696)

 Question 550470: Which quadrilateral has diagonals that always bisect its angles and also bisect each other? (1.) rhombus (2.) rectangle (3.) parallelogram (4.) isosceles trapezoid Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 550560: solve m Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 550652: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A AND B IS 20^1/2, THE CO-ORDINATES OF A IS GIVEN (7,2) FIND CO ORDINATES OF B. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 548741: Find variables x,v and c! c=((x+771)sin(113.7-v))/sin(66,3) c=((x+321)sin(138.5-v))/sin(41,5) Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 550472: On the banks of a river,surveyors marked locations A,B, and C. The measure of 1. AB 2. BC 3. BC 4. AC Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 550714: a five foot step ladder is placed 6 feet from a point that is also 15 feet from an orange tree.What is the height of the orange tree? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 551041: On the ellipse (9(x)^2)+(25(y)^2)=225.Find the point whose distance from the right hand focus is 4 times that from the left hand focus. Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6742)

 Question 551343: A water tank, having the shape of a rectangular prism of base 100 square centimeters, is being filled at the rate of 1 liter per minute. Find the rate at which the height of the water in the water tank increases. Express your answer in centimeters per minute. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 551342: Each dimension of a cube has been increased to twice its original size. If the new cube has a volume of 64,000 cubic centimeters, what is the area of one face of the original cube? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)
 Question 551342: Each dimension of a cube has been increased to twice its original size. If the new cube has a volume of 64,000 cubic centimeters, what is the area of one face of the original cube? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 551368: a cyclist leaves a certain place at a constant speed of 33 kilometers per hour. Three and a half hours later, a motorist leaves the same starting point and overtakes the cyclist in 2.5 hours. What is the speed of the motorist? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

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