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 Question 678163: The amount of water in the leaking tant is inversely proportional to the time is has been leaking. If after 4 hours there are 50 litters left in the tant. How many litters will be left after 5 hours? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 678386: A student answered correctly 80% of the problems in a test therty-seven correct answers were made in the first 41 problems five out of every 8 answers were correct in the remaining problems. Howmany problems were in the test ? Answer this problem Click here to see answer by fcabanski(1132)

 Question 678448: a retailer bought a shirt for £300 andsold it for £225. what is the percentage decrease? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 678650: 10 men take 7 days to dig a hole. how many days will it take 4 men to dig the same hole at the same rate? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 679003: I've already tried to solve this exam question (just by trial and error) and i got the answer is Susan pay \$0.09 for each sticker and she buy 48 stickers. But my teacher said the answer is Susan pay \$0.36 for each sticker and she buy 13 stickers. The problem is she didn't tell me the process to get it and because i just use trial and error, i also don't know the process to get my answer so i don't know whether it's correct or not. Could you help me to solve this question with the step by step process ? Here's the question. Susan paid \$4.32 for a number of stickers. If the price of a sticker was cheaper by 3 cents, she could get 12 more stickers for the same amount of money. How much did she pay for each sticker and how many stickers did she buy ? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 678802: the lengths of the sides of a rectangular window have the ratio 1.1 to 1. The area of the window is 1126.4 square inches. What are the dimensions of the window? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 679473: A bouquet has 5 red roses in it, representing 15 percent of the total flowers in the bouquet. How many total flowers are in the bouquet? Can you please help me solve this problem? I tried .15 times 5 and got .75 Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 679792: The ratio of the present ages of Jane and Maria is 4 : 3. In 6yrs Jane will be 26. How old is Maria now? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 679938: My daughter is in the 6th grade and has a math problem dealing with reciprocals that states: (a) How many 2/5s are in 1? (b) Use the answer to part (a) to find the number of 2/5s in 2. The answer to (a) is 5/2. 5/2 x 2/5 = 1. I am at my wits end to figure out what to do next? (b) 5/2 x ? = 2 Please help. Kelly Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)
 Question 679938: My daughter is in the 6th grade and has a math problem dealing with reciprocals that states: (a) How many 2/5s are in 1? (b) Use the answer to part (a) to find the number of 2/5s in 2. The answer to (a) is 5/2. 5/2 x 2/5 = 1. I am at my wits end to figure out what to do next? (b) 5/2 x ? = 2 Please help. Kelly Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)

 Question 680080: Mother baked 12 cakes. She sold seven of them. What percentage did she have left? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 680304: 15% of my candies were strawberry candies. I had 30 strawberry candies. How many candies did i have? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 680793: Anne and Nancy use a metal alloy that is 15.6% copper to make jewelry. How many ounces of an alloy that is 14% copper must be mixed with an alloy that is 16% copper to form 100 ounces of the desired alloy? Click here to see answer by mananth(13126)

 Question 681154: If there are 30 children in a class and 3 are absent what is the percentage of absent children and what is the percentage of children present Click here to see answer by funmath(2926)

 Question 681337: a class has 12 boys and 18 girls. What is the percent of the students in the class are girls. 18/30 is .60 or 60 percent Click here to see answer by tisrsecret1(1)

 Question 681336: a class has 12 boys and 18 girls. What is the percent of the students in the class are girls. Click here to see answer by MathMan88(14)

 Question 681660: if you have one fourth tank of gas and you put in 9 gallons how many gallons it that? Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1657)
 Question 681660: if you have one fourth tank of gas and you put in 9 gallons how many gallons it that? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 93543: I have tried 3 different algebra tutors, to no answer. Suppose a cost benefit model is given by y= 2845 over 100-x . Where y is the cost for removing x percent of a given a pollutant can be removed for \$23,000? Choices are: 114.1%, 89%, 8.9%, 447% Click here to see answer by sap4114u(1)

 Question 681755: A large corporation wants to invest 1,200000.00. Part of this amount is invested at 12.5 percent and part at 15%. If the total interest earnings should be 155 000.00 per year, how much should be invested at 15% and how much as 12.5% Click here to see answer by mananth(13126)

 Question 681962: In preparing 250 ml of an alcohol solution in water, a pharmacist used 4 ml of alcohol. What was the percentage of alcohol in the water solution? I know the answer is 1.6 mg 1.6% because my study guide says so but looking at their solution I am confused.... 4mL alcohol/250mL solution x 100mL solution = 1.6mg = 1.6% Is there anyway you can explain what was done here or even a simplier way to the answer. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 681962: In preparing 250 ml of an alcohol solution in water, a pharmacist used 4 ml of alcohol. What was the percentage of alcohol in the water solution? I know the answer is 1.6 mg 1.6% because my study guide says so but looking at their solution I am confused.... 4mL alcohol/250mL solution x 100mL solution = 1.6mg = 1.6% Is there anyway you can explain what was done here or even a simplier way to the answer. Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)

 Question 682155: a pupil's average for five test is 84%. how many must he get in his sixth test so that his average on six tests will be 87%? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 682162: A labourer is engaged for 20 days on the condition that he will receive Rs.80 for each day he works and will be fined Rs.6 for each day he is absent. If he receive Rs.826 in all, how many days did he remain absent.? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 682162: A labourer is engaged for 20 days on the condition that he will receive Rs.80 for each day he works and will be fined Rs.6 for each day he is absent. If he receive Rs.826 in all, how many days did he remain absent.? Click here to see answer by vidya p(12)

 Question 682458: The radiator in a car is filled with a solution of 75 percent antifreeze and 25 percent water. The manufacturer of the antifreeze suggests that for summer driving, optimal cooling of the engine is obtained with only 50 percent antifreeze. If the capacity of the radiator is 3.3 liters, how much coolant (in liters) must be drained and replaced with pure water to reduce the antifreeze concentration to 50 percent? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 683387: A class has 12 boys and 18 girls. What percent of the students in the class are girls? Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)

 Question 683656: A pleasant day Sir or Madam. please help me with this word problem involving rational expressions. If twice the reciprocal is subtracted from the number, the result is -7/5. Find the number. Thank you very much for your help. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 683653: Good day to you. My daughter is having a problem with algebra word problems, can you please help me, i am not so good at this either. The denominator of a fraction is 1 more than twice the numerator. If 4 is added to the numerator and subtracted from the denominator, the result is the reciprocal of the fraction. Find the original fraction. Thank you very much! Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)
 Question 683653: Good day to you. My daughter is having a problem with algebra word problems, can you please help me, i am not so good at this either. The denominator of a fraction is 1 more than twice the numerator. If 4 is added to the numerator and subtracted from the denominator, the result is the reciprocal of the fraction. Find the original fraction. Thank you very much! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34673)

 Question 683666: if the scale on a map is 1 inch = 40 inches, then what is 7/8? Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)

 Question 683685: A pleasant day dear Sir / Madam, please help me with this word problem involving rational expressions. The denominator of a fraction is 5 less than the numerator. If the denominator is doubled and the numerator is decreased by 5, the sum of the original fraction and the new one is 4. Find the original fraction. Thank you very much for your help! Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1817)

 Question 683760: how many dogs are there in a group of 200 pets? If there are only dogs and cats and the ratio of dogs to cat is 3:1 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 683833: there are 180 turkeys, every third was too skinny, every fourth was too chubby, and every tenth was too fluffy. The remaining turkeys were perfect. How many perfect turkeys were there?. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 683963: The ratio of boys to girls at an elementary school is 3 to 4. If there are 580 students, how many girls are in the school? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 684147: A math class has a total of 44 students. The number of males is 6 more than the number of females. How many males and how many females are in the class? Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)

 Question 684161: If the ratio of buses to passengers is 1 to 17 and there are 51 passengers, how many buses are there? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 684187: what is the percentage of 4 ft 11 in. to 5 ft 8 in. Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 684101: Mr Ahmed earns Rs 25000 per month. He spend 2/5 of his salary on utility bills, 1/10 on transport and 1/5 on food. what fraction of his salary does he spend altogether. Click here to see answer by mexicanchickadee(3)

 Question 683639: At the average cost of \$.562 per mile, find the cost to travel 120 miles. Click here to see answer by ReadingBoosters(3246)