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 Question 116788: Inga is starting a new rectangular garden. She wants the lenghtk to be 3 times the width, and she has 56 meters of fencing to put around the garden. Use the system of equation listed below to find the length "L" and width "W" of the garden 2L + 2W= 56 and L=3W Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9669)

 Question 117042: please help the length of a rectangular playing field is 5 ft less than twice its width. If the perimeter of the playing field is 230 ft. find the length and width of the field. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116910: Solve the system using substitution or elimination: 3x+2y= -12 2x+y= -7 and 2x-4y= -2 4x+8y=0 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117075: Suppose you want to put new carpeting in a 12 ft by 16 ft room. Calculate the amount of carpeting you would need in square yards and calculate the cost of the carpeting if the price is \$28.00 per square yard. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 117129: Solve the equation using substitution or elimination: x-2y=9 3x+2y= -5 Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 117314: Using graph paper, graph each question and plot the given ordered pair. Then construct a perpendicular segment and find the distance from the point to the line. 22. y = 3, (4, -1) What I'm wondering is what y = 3 meant. I thought perhaps it meant that on the graph, the first ordered pair would be (0, 3). I looked through the section, but I can't find anything that would explain this, nor any sample problems like this. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15647)

 Question 117598: Find the height of a cylinder with the diameter of 5 meters, and a volume of 49.1 cubic meters Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 117600: For safety reasons, the base of a 26 foot ladder should be at least 8 feet from the wall.How high can a 26 foot ladder safely reach? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28549)

 Question 117597: a rectangular prism has height 4 millimeters and width 5 millimeters.If the total surface area is 166 square millimeters, what is the length of the prism Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 117736: The bottom of a ladder is placed 8 feet from the wall of a house. The wall and the ground form a right angle. if the ladder is 15 feet in length, how far up the wall does it reach(to the nearest foot)? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28549)

 Question 117719: Use an indirect proof to show that john exceeded the 55 mph speed limit if he left his house at 8:15 a.m. and arrived at his office 60 miles away at 9:00 a.m. Write the proof using the paragraph method. Would be great if someone could help, and explain that to me :) Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117317: Using graph paper, graph the question and plot the given ordered pair. Then construct a perpendicular segment and find the distance from the point to the line. 26. 3x + 4y = 1, (2, 5) The problem I'm having with this is that I have no idea how to solve for x and y...Please help, and thanks in advance! Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8906)

 Question 117130: Solve by using substitution or elimination: x=3y+11 2x+5y=0 Click here to see answer by misscrt(37)

 Question 118079: MP(midpoint)=62. Find the value of the following. a. the value of x b. MR c. RP--------.__________.________________. --------------M-----2x---R-------3x+7-----P Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 117316: Using graph paper, graph the question and plot the given ordered pair. Then construct a perpendicular segment and find the distance from the point to the line. 24. y = 4x, (5, 3) I have no idea what y = 4x could mean except that maybe y was four times whatever x was, and that was the ordered pair. If so, I have no idea how to figure out what x is. Thanks in advance! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 118224: The distance an object falls is directly proportional to the square of the time has been falling. After 6 seconds it has fallen 1296 feet. How long will it take to fall 2304 feet? in one second it falls 216 feet, I took 1296/6 which equals 216, but then I sort of got lost. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 118471: This is exactly what the instructions say: Find the resulting unit of measure. 51. (feet) / (second) 52. (centimeters) / (centimeters per yard) 53. (minutes per hour) * (hours) 54. (inches per feet) * (feet per yard) My Book's ISBN # is: 0-618-37183-4 The Book is called: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 and it is the Florida Edition Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 118977: Write the scale w/o units. 31. 1 in.: 9yd Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 118975: A map has a scale of 1 centimeter : 8 kilometers. Use the given actual distance to find the distance on the map. 29. 176 km Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 118974: A map has a scale of 1 centimeter : 8 kilometers. Use the given actual distance to find the distance on the map. 28. 80 km Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 119009: If a flag pole is 60 feet tall and casts a shadow that is 40 feet long. What time is it? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 119109: A map has a scale of 1 centimeter : 8 Kilometers.Use the given actual distance to find the distance on the map. 28. 80 km Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated.No answers from solver91311 please :) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 115554: Please help me solve this problem. It says suppose that the lenght of a certain rectangle is five inches more than two times its width. The perimeter of the rectangle is 40 inches. Find the length and width of the rectangle. This problem must be solved algebracially. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 119507: Write the scale without units. #33.<-- Number of problem.... 1 cm :1 km Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated.No answers from Solver 91311 please:) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 119505: Write the scale without units. 32. 1 mm : 92 cm Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated.No answers from Solver 91311 please:) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 119504: Write the scale without units. 1 in : 9yd Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated.No answers from Solver 91311 please:) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 119512: In Excerises 34-36,use the spinner to find the probablity.The spinner is divided into equal parts. What is the probability that the spinner stops on a number whose ones digit is 2? Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated,no answers from Solver 91311. Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 119503: A map has a scale of 1 centimeter : 8 kilometers. Use the given actual distance on the map. 4 km Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated.No answers from Solver 91311 please:) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 119502: A map has a scale of 1 centimeter : 8 kilometers. Use the given actual distance on the map. 176 km Any help with this equation would be Greatly appreciated.No answers from Solver 91311 please:) Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6625)

 Question 120488: the length of the shadow of a flagpole was found to be 72 feet. the shadow of a 3 foot pecket fence in line with the flagpole was 4 feet. what is the height of the flagpole? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 121554: Please help me figure this out. If a 15 meter telephone is leaning over such that its top is 10 meters directly above the ground, at what angle, to the nearest degree, does the pole make with the ground? Answers: a) 19 degrees b) 34 degrees c) 42 degrees d) 48 degrees e) 56 degrees Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8906)

 Question 121645: find the distance (rounded to the nearest thousandth) from the point (-5,-2) to the line 3x+y=8. The distance from a point to a line is the perpendicular distance. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28549)

 Question 121872: Please help me with this problem. A ramp 60 m long rises a vertical distance of 8 m. Find the degree measure of the angle of elevation to the nearest degree. Answers: a) 3 degrees b) 5 degrees c) 8 degrees d) 10 degrees e) 12 degrees Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15647)

 Question 121867: Please help me with this problem. Some pitchers can throw a baseball as fast as 95 miles/hour. Approximately how many feet per second is this? Answers: a) 109 ft/sec b) 114 ft/sec c) 119 ft/sec d) 125 ft/sec e) 139 ft/sec Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15647)

 Question 121863: Please help me with the following problem. Jim bicycled from his home to school at 8 mph. He returned home at 4 mph. If the round trip took 3 hours, how many miles is it from school to Jim's home? Answers: a) 1 mile b) 2 miles c) 4 miles d) 6 miles e) 8 miles Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15647)

 Question 123094: Directions are to solve: The perimeter of a rectangle is 180 feet. the width of the rectangle is equal to one-half the length. find the length and width of the rectangle. I solved this problem and my answer was L=60, W=30. Am i correct? If not please explain and show how you got the other answer. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 123194: please help me solve this problem: the distance of around a rectangle field is 2000 feet, the length is 800 feet what is the width? would it be 1200ft? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 123855: Debbie traveled by boat 4 miles upstream to fish in her favorite spot. Because of the 5-mph current, it took her 40 minutes longer to get there than to return. How fast will her boat go in still water? (Round the answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)
 Question 123855: Debbie traveled by boat 4 miles upstream to fish in her favorite spot. Because of the 5-mph current, it took her 40 minutes longer to get there than to return. How fast will her boat go in still water? (Round the answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 124243: could some please explain how to do translation. the problem says find the coordinates of point B after a (4,4) translation. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 124308: The base of a triangle is 6 cm greater than the height. The area is 20 cm^2. Find the height and the length of the base. The height is ____ cm. The base is ______ cm. Is that enough information to help me? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)