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 Question 162348: Carlos had a bag of gum drops. He gave 1/4 of them to Monica, then gave half of what was left to Michael, then gave 1/6 of what was left to Ingrid. He then had 20 gumdrops left. How many did he have originally? I wasn't sure what topic this would go under, so i just clicked one that said fractions. I was thinking that i would try to work backward, but i just don't understand how. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 162549: A can of cola costs x pence. An ice cream costs y pence. Atif buys 3 cans of cola and 2 ice creams. Write down an expression, in terms of x and y, for the total cost, in pence. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 162656: I have one more....I need help. 5 and 1/3*3 and 1/3*2 and 1/4 It is always easier to make mixed numbers into improper fractions and then perform the operation: 1.To represent a mixed number in its improper form do the following: multiply the donimator times the whole number and add this to the numerator---the denominator of the new improper fraction will be the same as the denominator of the fraction in the mixed number: 5 and 1/3 step 1: 3(5)+1=15+1=16 so 5 and 1/3 = 16/3 3 and 1/3= 10/3 Lets multiply now 5 and 1/3 * 3 and 1/3 * 1/4 16/3 * 10/3 * 1/4 (16*10*1)/(3*3*4)=160/36 (NOW REDUCE OR IF ASKED FOR MAKE INTO MIXED NUMBER) 40/9= (4 and 4/9) Click here to see answer by eperette(173)

 Question 162655: Can someone help me with this problem. I know that it is simple but I have drawn a blank. And, can the steps be broken down so that I can understand other problems that may be similiar in the future. 5 and 3/4-2 and 2/5 Click here to see answer by eperette(173)
 Question 162655: Can someone help me with this problem. I know that it is simple but I have drawn a blank. And, can the steps be broken down so that I can understand other problems that may be similiar in the future. 5 and 3/4-2 and 2/5 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 162734: Please explain how I convert 9.375% into a fraction? Should I first convert it to a decimal? Thanks, Click here to see answer by riya(2)

 Question 162763: How do you solve a problem like this: And What is it called, Thank You! 2 5 - = - N 10 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 163758: The sum of two fractions is 1. If one fraction is 3/8 greater than the other what are the two fractions? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 163880: I need Help with doing this fraction problem. -5x/2y (Times) 6xy/7y (divied) by 4xy/3y Click here to see answer by kennedysj(5)

 Question 163906: what is the sum of 2/5 and 2/4 ? Click here to see answer by feartrich(1)

 Question 163897: Multply: (b+1/3)(b+1/4) I am having a hard time with fractions. Can someone help me out? Click here to see answer by mathispowerful(115)

 Question 164552: solve by using teh multiplication principle to clear fractions 1/5a-1/5= -6 The question is not in the book, it is a review for a test. Click here to see answer by themathprof(21)

 Question 164569: a ratio realted to heart health is the ldl cholestrol to hdl cholestrol. the optimal ratio of ldl to hdl is under 3. A patients total choelsterol is 168 and hdl is 44. is the patients ratio optimal? explain Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 164884: Find the equation of each line. Write the answer in slope-intercept form The line is parallel to -3x + 2y = 9 and contains the point (-2 1) Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)
 Question 164884: Find the equation of each line. Write the answer in slope-intercept form The line is parallel to -3x + 2y = 9 and contains the point (-2 1) Click here to see answer by MRperkins(300)

 Question 165030: this is from a test what is one fourth of 4,200 Click here to see answer by fiveblessings92(2)
 Question 165030: this is from a test what is one fourth of 4,200 Click here to see answer by MRperkins(300)

 Question 165087: 82. Super Bowl contender. The probability that San Francisco plays in the next Super Bowl is nine times the probability that they do not play in the next Super Bowl plus the probability that they do no play is 1. What is the probability that San Francisco plays in the next Super Bowl? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 165086: 78. Low-fat yogurt. Ziggy’s Famous Yogurt blends regular yogurt that is 3% fat with its no-fat yogurt to obtain low-fat yogurt that is 1% fat. How many pounds of regular yogurt and how many pounds of no-fat yogurt should be mixed to obtain 60 pounds of low-fat yogurt? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9668)

 Question 165190: 94. Marginal revenue. A defense attorney charges her client \$4,000 plus \$120 per hour. The formula R = 120n + 4000 gives her revenue in dollars for n hours of work. What is her revenue for 100 hours of work? What is her revenue for 101 hours of work? By how much did the one extra hour of work increase the revenue? (The increase in revenue is called the marginal revenue for the 101st hour.) Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 165585: 38. Ideal waist size. According to Dr. Aaron R. Folsom of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, your maximum ideal waist size is directly proportional to your hip size. For a woman with 40-inch hips, the maximum ideal waist size is 32 inches. What is the maximum ideal waist size for a woman with 35-inch hips? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 165787: whats 1 and 1/3 plus (- 3 and 2/3) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 165938: what are 3 improper fractions for 4 2/3 Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 166055: A HIKER WALKS 3 MILES PER HOUR. HOW MANY HOURS DOES IT TAKE THE HIKER TO WALK n MILES? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 166048: Find each product (3c^2d - d^3 + 1)8cd^2 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 166051: Evaluate each polynomial (4 - 5y + y^3) - (2 - 3y + y^2) Click here to see answer by orca(409)

 Question 166356: solve 5/4 + y = -9 Click here to see answer by Personal Trainer DC(4)

 Question 167010: 96. Compounded semiannually. P dollars is invested at annual interest rate r for 1 year. If the interest is compounded semiannually, then the polynomial P(1 + r/2)^2represents the value of the investment after 1 year. Rewrite this expression without parentheses. Evaluate the polynomial if P = \$200 and r = 10%. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 167341: Place <,>, or = between each of the following pairs to make true statements. Please explain how you arrive at the answer. Do not convert to decimals. 11/23___________33/65 7/8_____________8/9 -6/7_____________-11/33 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 167376: 3/n * 4 = 3 what is the value of n? please and thank you... Click here to see answer by oscargut(891)

 Question 167471: A plumber needs four sections of pipe 2 7/8 feet long. Can this be cut from a 12-foot section? If so, how much pipe will be left over? If not, why not? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)