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 Question 274619: Benjamin and Olivia are putting a new floor in their kitchen. To get the floor up to the desired height, they need to add 1 1/8ft of subfloor. They can do this in one of two ways. They can put 1/2 -in. sheet on top of 5/8 -in. board (note that the total would be 9/8 ft or 1 1/8 ft). They could also put 3/8 -in. board on top of 3/4-in. sheet. The table below gives the price for each sheet of plywood from a Home Depot store on 1/15/04. Thickness Cost for a 4 ft x 8 ft Sheet 1/8in. \$9.15 1/4in. 13.05 3/8in. 14.99 1/2in. 17.88 5/8in. 19.13 3/4in. 21.36 7/8in. 25.23 1 in. 28.49 1. What is the combined price for a 1/2-in. sheet and a 5/8 -in. sheet? 2. What is the combined price for a 3/8-in. sheet and a 3/4-in. sheet? 3. What other combination of sheets of plywood yields the needed 1 1/8 -in. thickness? 4. Of the four combinations, which is most economical? 5. The kitchen is to be 12 ft x 12 ft. Find the total cost of the plywood you have suggested in question 4. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 277778: what is the difference between improper and proper fractions? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 277685: I'm trying to learn the basics of Algebra, everything about it (so to speak). I'm trying to get into the army and I've forgotten everything there is to know. So I need to start from scratch. The things I have the most trouble with are usually long division. That was the problem I had back in school. I tried to self-teach myself but it isn't easy, considering that I have knowone to tell me what's right. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 277453: hi, i'm not quite sure what this question is asking for or how much detail i need to provide. sorry if my setting out of the equation is wrong. Write (-2/5)((k-1)^-3) in the form of a fraction. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 277980: A cylindrical water tank is 1/3 full. When 3500L was added to it, it bacme 5/7 full. What is the full capacity of the tank? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)

 Question 278159: convert the decimal into fraction 7.83 there is bar over 3(that is 7.8333 and 3 is repeating) convert int o fraction and reduce it Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 279286: i need to find the rate of 7,200 revolutions/16 miles Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 279306: How do you convert three and three fifths (3 3/5) into notations? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 279380: If you tripe a number you will have one-half the number of hours in two days. What is the number? Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 279865: 1/2 + (2/3÷3/4) -( 4/5 x 5/6 )= Click here to see answer by JenniferTutors(83)

 Question 280117: I need help with this problem: 34 + 8 / (-4) _______________ 2 (to the 4th power) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)

 Question 280177: how do I build up fractions like 5/7 = ?/98 do not understand how to do this please explain Click here to see answer by stanbon(57424)
 Question 280177: how do I build up fractions like 5/7 = ?/98 do not understand how to do this please explain Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)
 Question 280177: how do I build up fractions like 5/7 = ?/98 do not understand how to do this please explain Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 280501: How do you write the ratio 27:105 as a fraction in simplest form Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 281026: This is a pre-algebra question and I'm reviewing a chapter that covers equations and applications involving fractions and I've come across this problem which is very puzzling. I know it has to be a simple answer but it is not coming to me. 12m=8 The answer is 2/3 I can't get this answer no matter what I do. Could you help me I"m feeing pretty lame. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)

 Question 281389: three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. one man woke up, ate 1/3 of the applaes, then went back to sleep. later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining alpples. when he was fiished there were 8 apples left. how many apples were in the bag originally * create a solution that uses algebre and show all steps uses Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 281528: What are ways for factoring in an organized way? Click here to see answer by Mathematicians(84)

 Question 281873: : three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. one man woke up, ate 1/3 of the applaes, then went back to sleep. later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining alpples,than went back to sleep. Finally, the third man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples. when he was fiished there were 8 apples left. how many apples were in the bag originally * create a solution that uses algebre and show all steps uses *create a solution that could be used by a grade 5 student show all steo uses last time i don't write the question right so the answer wasn't finished Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 281943: can you tell me how to add and subtract fractions? here is an easy example I dont quite understand. i couldnt find one to subtract in order to practice. 2/3 + 3/4= Thank You. Liz Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)
 Question 281943: can you tell me how to add and subtract fractions? here is an easy example I dont quite understand. i couldnt find one to subtract in order to practice. 2/3 + 3/4= Thank You. Liz Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 282251: solve 9x - 5 + 2x + 16 for x. Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 282254: A phone company charges 15cents per call plus 8cents per minute. Find the cost of a 20 minute phone call. Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)
 Question 282254: A phone company charges 15cents per call plus 8cents per minute. Find the cost of a 20 minute phone call. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 282360: This is the problem and they want an algebra solution. Three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. One man woke up, ate 1/3 of the apples, then went back to sleep. Later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples, then went back to sleep.Finally,the third man woke and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples. When he was finished there were 8 apples left. How many apples were in the bag originally? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9143)
 Question 282360: This is the problem and they want an algebra solution. Three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. One man woke up, ate 1/3 of the apples, then went back to sleep. Later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples, then went back to sleep.Finally,the third man woke and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples. When he was finished there were 8 apples left. How many apples were in the bag originally? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 282360: This is the problem and they want an algebra solution. Three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. One man woke up, ate 1/3 of the apples, then went back to sleep. Later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples, then went back to sleep.Finally,the third man woke and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples. When he was finished there were 8 apples left. How many apples were in the bag originally? Click here to see answer by Theo(3472)