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 Question 416135: A sundae is being made from 98% fat-free frozen yogurt and 80% fat-free dessert topping. How many ounces of each should be used if we wish to have a 10 ounce of 90% fat-free sundae? im having problem with this question. could you help me in details?? :( Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 416103: A sporting goods dealer estimates that an \$85 tennis racket will cost 6% more next year. what will be the new price? would you multiply 85/1 by .06/1? how would you solve this? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 416333: The United States Postal Service reports 95 percent of first class mail within the same city is delivered within two days of the time of mailing. Six letters are randomly sent to different locations. a. What is the probability that all six arrive within two days? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 416872: a solution contains 5% salt. How much water should be added to 20ml of the solution to make 1% solution? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 416942: On Patrick's history test he answered 6 true/false uestions and 14 multiple choice uestions correctly, he missed 1 multiple choice and 4 true-false. Of the uestions Patrick answered correctly, what percent were true-false questions? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11167)

 Question 416967: the ratio of boys to girls in the class was 3 to 2. if there were 12 boys. how many girls were there..... how do you do this? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 417079: i have a few questions so here they are: 1. what is the unit rate for a package of 3 notebooks costing \$3.39. 2. what is the unit price when fabric costs \$12.76 for 4 yards. 3. show how you would determine if these ratios are proportional 12/15and 3/5 4. how would you determine if these ratios are proportional 8/5 and 104/65 5. whats the proportion of this 12/18 and 6/n Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 417150: The sum of one-half a number, one-third of the number, and one-twelfth of the number is 44. Find the original number Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 417191: The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 3:4.The class has 28 students.How many students in the class are girls? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)
 Question 417191: The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 3:4.The class has 28 students.How many students in the class are girls? Click here to see answer by praseenakos@yahoo.com(507)

 Question 417728: A three digit number is selected at random. What is the probability that its unit digit is 2 Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 418026: a going out of business store advertised a sale of 75% discount on all the merchandise. what is the discount and thesale price of an item originally pricedat \$130. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11167)

 Question 418160: my overall class grade is a 75. My final exam is 1/3 of my grade. there were a total of 44 assignments submited in this class. whats the lowest i can make on my final exam thats worth 1/3 of my grade to pass the class with a 70 and what the math problem for it Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 418708: A coat is on special sale at a 20% discount. If the sale price is \$96, what was the price of the coat before the discount? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 418789: A cookie recipe which calls for 3 1/2 cups of flour makes 5 dozen cookies. How much flour is needed to make 3 dozen cookies? Tried 3.5/5 * x/3 and 3.5/5 dividied by x/3 Click here to see answer by duckness73(43)
 Question 418789: A cookie recipe which calls for 3 1/2 cups of flour makes 5 dozen cookies. How much flour is needed to make 3 dozen cookies? Tried 3.5/5 * x/3 and 3.5/5 dividied by x/3 Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11167)

 Question 418916: a farmer plowed 5/8 of his field. He planted corn on 2/3 of the plowed part. What fraction of the whole field was planted with corn. Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 419099: the purity of gold is measured in carats, which is a ratio where carats = 24 (Mgold/Mtotal). "100% pure" gold ow pure is gold? b) if the gold is watered down with silver, how much of a 10 carat, 10 kilogram ingot is silver? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 419217: A farmer has 300 yards of fencing and wants to enclose a rectangular area of 5600 square yards what dimensions should he use? Click here to see answer by duckness73(43)

 Question 419590: if 7 bycyclist have 40 miles to cover between them evenly how many miles does each have to travel to evenly split the distance Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 419568: Looking over my daughter's 9th grade algebra homework and the answers seem correct though I can't figure out how she got there - and it looks like she probably doesn't know either. Typical question: Merle took half an hour to row 3km with the current. When he returned, he took 90 minutes. Find his rowing rate and the speed of the current. I'm not sure how to set up the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)
 Question 419568: Looking over my daughter's 9th grade algebra homework and the answers seem correct though I can't figure out how she got there - and it looks like she probably doesn't know either. Typical question: Merle took half an hour to row 3km with the current. When he returned, he took 90 minutes. Find his rowing rate and the speed of the current. I'm not sure how to set up the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 420060: 8 workers can complete 2 projects in 9 days. How many workers are needed to complete 5 projects in 12 days? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 420087: Tennis player computes her win ratio by number of matches won divided by number of total matches. At the start of the week end her win ratio is 0.500 during the week end she wins 3 matches and loses 1. At the end of the week end her win ratio is greater than 0.503 What is the greatest number of matches she could have won before the week end began? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 420113: A swimming pool can be filled with three different hoses. The first hose takes 4 hours to fill the pool. The second hose takes 12 hours to fill the pool and the third hose takes 3 hours to fill the pool. How long would it take if all three hoses were used at the same time? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 420295: Emma saves 28 cents of every 1 dollar that she earns. Emma earned \$75 last week. How much money did Emma save last week? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)
 Question 420295: Emma saves 28 cents of every 1 dollar that she earns. Emma earned \$75 last week. How much money did Emma save last week? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)

 Question 420680: Elle wants to estimate the product of 9 1/4 and 7. What is a good estimate of the product? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 421147: A 40 foot beam is to be cut in two, if one portion is one third the length of the other portion what are the two lengths of the portions? (1/3)(40/1) Multiply (1*40) / (3*1) =40/3 But now I'm stuck, help please? Have to use 5 steps process Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 421335: You have completed 32 problems of history homework and you have 16 problems left. What fraction of the problems have you completed? Write the fraction in simplest form. Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 421410: Find -x when x= -35/27 Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 421420: what is the reciprocal of 4/3? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 421526: in a large lecture hall the ratio of men to woman is 2:3 if there are 365 people in the lecture hall the number of woman is ? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 421655: A women went to the store to purchase shoes during a "30% off" end-of summer discount sale. A. After the discount the price of one pair of shoes is \$15.40. What was the price of the shoes before the discount? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(7480)

 Question 422174: After spending \$4000 for tables and \$2200 for chairs, a convention center manager finds that 20% of his original budget remains. Find the amount that remains. Round to the nearest dollar. Click here to see answer by shree840(260)

 Question 422249: A school has 1500 students. the ratio of females to males is 16 to 9. How many female students are there? Click here to see answer by algebrahouse.com(1283)

 Question 422389: 60.912 is 56.4% of what number? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 422452: when 10 is subtracted from two times a certain number, the result is twenty-eight is 28. What is the number? Click here to see answer by Gogonati(825)

 Question 423020: Please Help Me Solve This Word Problem: the length of a rectangle is 8 inches greater than its width. find the width of the rectangle if its area is 105 square inches. ? Click here to see answer by Gogonati(825)

 Question 423083: what percent of 125 is 72.9 Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 423155: In a fraction, the denominator is 3 less than the numerator. If 2 is added to both the numerator and denominator,the resulting fraction is 14/11. What is the original fraction?? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 423660: If A is 1/4 and C is 1/10 of a square what percent of the square is b? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34677)

 Question 423724: a number is increased by 160%. the result is 3/5 of the original number. what is the number? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 423848: What is the correct graph for x=3 and x= -2? Click here to see answer by algebrahouse.com(1283)

 Question 423879: The volume V of a rectangular prism with length l, width w, and height h is v equals l times w times h. What is the width of a rectangular prism with volume 450 cubic inches, length 20 inches, and height 7.5 inches? Click here to see answer by shree840(260)