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 Question 301: How do you arrive at an answer when a math question is worded as follows? 1. 6 is ____________% of 20. 2. 10% of 20 is ____________. Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1278)

 Question 325: The price of fuel went from \$1.90 to \$2.25. What is the percentage of increase? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1278)

 Question 537: A family is making a trip which will cover 5200 miles. After three days travel time, the family has covered 4/13 of the distance. They have ten more days to complete the trip. How many miles per day should they average for the remainder of their trip? Click here to see answer by arden42(16)

 Question 813: When you have a word problem that is dealing with fractions, how do you know, if you should add, subtract, divide or multily? Click here to see answer by pushpaharan(47)

 Question 1038: The Boyd family bought 2/3 of an acre of land. They turned 1/4 of it into a vegetable garden. What fraction of an acre is the size of their garden? Click here to see answer by ddmskid2(2)

 Question 1024: In a certain year, Minnesota produced 2/3 and Michigan produced 1/6 of all the iron ore produced in the United States. If all the other states combined produced 18 million tons that year, how many million tons did Minnesota produce that year? Click here to see answer by DDMSMathTutor(2)

 Question 1098: The New Zealand relay team finished second in the 800-meter freestyle relay with a time of 8:14.80. What was the average time for the four New Zealand swimmers? Click here to see answer by usyim88hk(157)

 Question 1190: Jay gave away 1/2 of his money on Monday. He then gave away 1/3 of what was left on Tuesday. On Wednesday he spend 1/4 of his remaining money. What fraction of his original money does he have left? Click here to see answer by khwang(438)

 Question 1133: Your in a closed circuit race; 1/5 of the bikers are in front of you and 5/6 of the bikers are in back of you; what the is number of bikers are in the race? Click here to see answer by khwang(438)

 Question 1538: I know the answer is \$29., however, I need help in displaying the answer as an equation... At a 20% off sale, a hat cost \$23.19. How much was the original price? Click here to see answer by usyim88hk(157)

 Question 1599: there are 22 eels and 18 guppies whats the ratio of guppies to eels Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1278)

 Question 1811: In a seafood pasta dish, Ju-Yi nituced three mussels to every two scallops. Write an equation to represent the relationship between the number of mussels (m) and the number of scallops (s). It says an equation so that means it's not a ratio, right? I feel like answering it like a ratio and yet I know that's not the right answer. (P.S. Please pardon any spelling errors) Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 1843: The new perking lot has spaces for 450 cars. the ratio of spaces for full-sized cars to compact cars is 11 to 4. how many spaces are for full-sized cars? How many spaces are for compact cars? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 1934: You took a quiz that had 20 questions on it. You got 70% of the questions right. How many questions did you get right? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 1951: if 90 is increased by 130 percent, what is the resulting number? Click here to see answer by usyim88hk(157)

 Question 1972: 1. In 1978, a kg of paper was sold at Rs25/-. If the paper rate increases at 1.5% more than the inflation rate which is 6.5% a year, then what wil be the cost of a kg of paper after 2 years? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 1941: You got 70 questions on a test right. You received a score of 80%. How many total questions were on the test? You scored an 80% on a test. The test had a total of 75 questions on it. How many questions did you get correct? You took a test that had 60 questions on it. You got 20 questions wrong. a what fraction of the questions did you get right? b what percentage of the questions did you get right? Thanks for your help Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 2210: A trip to New Hampshire to Boston will take you 2 3/4 hours. Assume you have traveled 1/11 of the way. How much longer will the trip take? Tempco Corp has a machine that produces 12 1/2 baseball gloves each hour. In the past 2 hours, the machine has run for a total of 22 hours. How many baseball has Tempco produced? Click here to see answer by DeepaEvangeline(15)

 Question 2333: Attendance at a concert was 480. The ratio of adults to student was 5 to 3. How many adults attended? How many students attended? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 2757: I don't know how to slove this, can you help me please! the problem is as follows: Objectionable behavior increased by 50 percent during the most recent period. If 3600 incidents of objectionable behavior occured during the most recent period, how many incidents of objectionable behavior occurred in the previous table? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 2718: The average person uses 42 gallons of water per day. Of this amount, approximatly 47% goes to flushing the toilet. If an average flush uses 4 gallons, how many flushes per person does this figure indicate? Click here to see answer by xcentaur(357)

 Question 3178: A family spend 1/3 of their income on rent, 1/4 on food, and 1/5 on clothes. If they are left with £39 each week find: - total fraction spent on food, rent, clothes - the fraction which is left - their weekly income Please can you help because my answer does not match with the answer in text book Thanks Click here to see answer by xcentaur(357)

 Question 3592: A store is offering a 2% discount on all items. Write an equation relationg the sale price S for an item to its list price L Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 4014: Sales Commission. Danielle sold her house through an agent who charged 8% of the selling price. Danielle received \$117.760. If x is the selling price, then x satisfies x- 0.08x = 117.760. Solve the equation to find the selling price, please show steps. Click here to see answer by gsmani_iyer(180)

 Question 4193: If 300 of 500 voters surveyed said that they would vote for the incumbent, then how many votes could the incumbent expect out of 843,000 votes? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 4304: could you please give me a step-by-step explaination of this : 20.4 is 24% of what number? I don't know how to set the problem up. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)
 Question 4304: could you please give me a step-by-step explaination of this : 20.4 is 24% of what number? I don't know how to set the problem up. Click here to see answer by bonster(299)

 Question 4333: I need help with a word problem please. There are 980 students who attend high school. At a recent volleyball game at the school, 35% of the male students and 40% of the female students were in attendance. The total number of students attending the ball game was 369. How many males and how many females attend this high school? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 4431: The sales price of a car is \$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price? Click here to see answer by pushpaharan(47)

 Question 4934: what is 8 divied by 5/8? what is 1 and 5/8 divied by 2 and 1/2? Click here to see answer by lotanez(23)

 Question 5820: A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE ASKS FOR THREE AND ONE QUARTERS TIMES AS MUCH FLOUR AS CHOCOLATE CHIPS. IF TWO AND ONE HALF CUPS OF FLOUR IS USED WHAT IS THE QUANTITY OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS WOULD BE NEEDED ACCORDING TO THE RECIPE? Click here to see answer by Abbey(339)

 Question 6585: Please help me figure out how to solve this word problem: "Our city has 2400 subscribers for HipHop magazines Of these, 1200 subscribe to Magazine A, 500 subscribe to Magazine B, and 100 subscribe to both. What is the probability that a subscriber selected at random subscribes to either Magazine A or B?" I have definitely attempted trying to solve this problem, but I end up confusing myself after I try and double-check my answer, because on a couple of tries, I got different answers. Thanks, cloecloud Click here to see answer by Mike(39)

 Question 6770: This is a word problem involving ratios that I have been struggling with for a couple of hours now. Can you please help me. The ratios of teachers to students at Elaine's school is 4 to 52. If there are 27 teachers at this school, then how many students are there? write a complete solution. This what I have been trying: 4/52 = x/27, cross multiplied and 52x = 108, but it is not coming out right. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 6782: Here is a very basic word problem that I am quite ashamed to say that has me stomped. If 360 cups of coffee can be made from 10 lbs of coffee, how many cups can be made from 6 lb of coffee. I just don't know where to begin. Please help me. Click here to see answer by prabhjyot(164)

 Question 7051: If the regular price of an item is \$109.00, and the sale price is \$83.00, how many percent was the item discounted? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 7089: The numerator of a fraction is 10 less than the denominator. If 4 is added to each, the value of the resulting fraction is 3/5. Find the original fraction. I've tried using multiples of 3/5 and subtracting 4 from the numerator and denominator hoping it will give me a solution where the numerator is 10 less than the denominator but I want a faster way of figuring this problemo ut just in case I ever get it on a test. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 7155: Maggie and esther had some rare coins of 3:5. Esther sold 25% of her cOins and had 225 coins left. how many coins must MAGGIE buy to have the smae number of coins as Esther? Click here to see answer by mathwhiz(13)

 Question 7368: Jackie makes a batch of cookies using a 5 : 2 ratio of chocolate chips to candies. If each cookie has an average of six candies, how many chocolate chips must Jackie add to the dough to make a dozen cookies? a) 72 b) 180 c) 360 d) 60 Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 7717: In baseball a player's average is the ratio of hits to the number of times he or she has batted. Thus, if the player has an average of .300, it means he or she got 300 hits in 1000 at bats. In order to have an average of .300, how many hits would the batter have to get in 400 times at bat? Click here to see answer by ichudov(499)

 Question 8208: If a train travels at 80mph for 15 mins what is the distance traveled? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 8558: Jamie gave Laura \$3 more than Laura already had. Now Laura has \$19. How much did jamie gave her? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

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