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 Question 175373: How do i solve the problem 5 one-fourth/ 2 and two-sevenths? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 175377: How do I solve: how many people work part time, if one-eighth of the 288 employees work part-time? Click here to see answer by EMStelley(187)

 Question 175376: please help me solve the equation: A certain stock starts the day at \$27 three-eighths per share. If it drops \$2 one- half during the day, what is its closing value? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 175374: Please help me solve the problem: ann works 5 one-half hrs, Mary works 6 one-third hrs, and john works 4 and one-fourth hrs. How many combined hours have they worked? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)
 Question 175374: Please help me solve the problem: ann works 5 one-half hrs, Mary works 6 one-third hrs, and john works 4 and one-fourth hrs. How many combined hours have they worked? Click here to see answer by adrian13r(5)
 Question 175374: Please help me solve the problem: ann works 5 one-half hrs, Mary works 6 one-third hrs, and john works 4 and one-fourth hrs. How many combined hours have they worked? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 175546: write the percent as a fraction. simplify if possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 125% 345% 105% Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 175547: write the percent as a fraction. simplify if possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 125% 345% 105% please tell me what you did and show me so i can understand Click here to see answer by nycsub_teacher(90)

 Question 176201: 1) Helen babysat and was able to deposit 18.00\$ in her bank. This was 90% of what she made, How much did she make? 2)1.70 2.62 3.72 _________ What is the average temp for these days? Thank You so much, I am stuck prepping for a test and these are examples of questions I may have?? Click here to see answer by EMStelley(187)

 Question 176204: maria took a group of clients out to dinner, and the total bill was \$227.68 including tax. if maria left a 15% tip on the bill how much did the dinner cost in all? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 176296: I'm not sure if this problem can be solved. It appeared on an aptitude test that was part of a job application. Jack makes twice as much as Mary. Jill makes 8 more than Mary. Who makes more? I have come to the conclusion that this problem cannot be solved without more information. This is the answer I gave on the test, but it keeps bugging me. I have tried to solve for each of the variables but never get to an actual number. Help? Click here to see answer by EMStelley(187)

 Question 176352: Dear tutor i'm studying for the GRE and i'm having a lot of trouble translating the math word problems into an equation. this is the problem that I have: If the ratio of 2x to 5y is 3 to 4, waht is the ratio of X to Y? also if you have any tricks that could help me translate these problems into equations i would really appreciate it. Thank you very much and have a wonderful day Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 176352: Dear tutor i'm studying for the GRE and i'm having a lot of trouble translating the math word problems into an equation. this is the problem that I have: If the ratio of 2x to 5y is 3 to 4, waht is the ratio of X to Y? also if you have any tricks that could help me translate these problems into equations i would really appreciate it. Thank you very much and have a wonderful day Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 176354: Thank you very much Fombitz. Now i have another quick question. Why can i multiply by 5/2 and not 2/5. Please I need a refresher. Thanks a lot you guys are great Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 177142: Thank you very much for the answer Now i have another question can you explain me the process of how this ended up given (25/28)d + 9 = d I have the following d/6+d/12+d/7+5+d/2+4=d I do get where the 9 comes from, but i tried to add that up by using LCD and it did not give 25/28. Please can you explain me the process... Thanks as always Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 177140: Thank you very much for the answer Now i have another question can you explain me the process of how this ended up given (25/28)d + 9 = d I have the following d/6+d/12+d/7+5+d/2+4=d I do get where the 9 comes from, but i tried to add that up by using LCD and it did not give 25/28. Please can you explain me the process... Thanks as always Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 177295: A student receives 10 points on an assignment worth a total of 15 points. The assignment is worth 10% of the student's total grade. What percentage will the student receive for this assignment? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 177325: From Textbook: The expression of "pie"r^2 gives the area of a circle with radius r. How many square meters of wheat were destroyed when an alien ship made a crop circle of diameter 25 meters in the wheat field at the Southwind Ranch? Round to the nearest tenth. Find "pie" on your calculator. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 177306: helen has 1/5 of her portfolio in U.S. stocks, 1/8 of her portfolio in European stocks, and 1/10 of her portfolio in Japanese stocks. The remainder is invested in municipal bonds. What fraction of her portfolio is invested in municipal bonds? What percent is invested in municipal bonds? From Textbook Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 177503: A painter mixes red, green, and yellow paint in the ratio of 6:4:2 to produce a new color. In order to make 6 gallons of this new color, how many gallons of red paint must the painter use? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 177493: I am having difficulty solving this: The pupils in a certain class are divided equally into 3 groups A, B and C. The number of boys in A equals the number of girls in B. 25% of the boys in Class are in group C. What is the ratio of boys to girls? I know that A and B are split equally with boys and girls. If group C has 25% of the boys that means the other 75% is split between the other 2 groups. This is where I get lost. Help please. Thanks Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 177699: I would appreciate any help on this problem, I've made up a table for this problem as the teacher had shown in class for other similar examples but my answer doesn't seem to check out. "A Laboratory has 60 mL of a solution that is 40% HCl acid. How many mL of 15% HCL acid solution should be mixed with the 60 mL of 40% acid to obtain a solution of 25% HCl?" Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 177801: Alan's gas tank is 1/4 full.After he buys 6 gallons of gas,it is 5/8 full.How many gallons can Alan's tank hold? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)
 Question 177801: Alan's gas tank is 1/4 full.After he buys 6 gallons of gas,it is 5/8 full.How many gallons can Alan's tank hold? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1484)

 Question 178025: I am not sure how to do this type of problem :( The perimeter of a rectangle is 84 ft. the ratio of the width to the length is 2:5. Find the length and the width Click here to see answer by HyperBrain(694)
 Question 178025: I am not sure how to do this type of problem :( The perimeter of a rectangle is 84 ft. the ratio of the width to the length is 2:5. Find the length and the width Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 178017: I am not sure how to do this type of problem :( The area of a rectangle is 108 cm squared. The ratio of the width to the length is 2:5. Find the length and width. Click here to see answer by HyperBrain(694)

 Question 178127: the mean of a set of numbers is 120. if one number is increased by 300, the mean increases to 135. how many numbers are in the set? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 178124: the ratio of females to males in a school band is 7 to 4. if 3 females and 12 males are absent from practice, the ratio of females to males is 5 to 2. how many members of the band attend practice? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)
 Question 178124: the ratio of females to males in a school band is 7 to 4. if 3 females and 12 males are absent from practice, the ratio of females to males is 5 to 2. how many members of the band attend practice? Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 178043: Jimmy has 7 pieces of bubble gum. 4 pieces are blue bubble gum and 2 pieces are green bubble gum. They were all put into a bag. Jimmy stuck his hand in and ate 1 piece of the blue bubble gum. What are the chances that Jimmy will pick up a green piece on his next try? (Fractional chance?) Click here to see answer by gonzo(654)

 Question 178307: Among e-mail users at work, what is the most common time spent on e-mail per day? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 178462: Lori has been hired to build the frame and outer walls of the house. The exterior walls will be made of 3/8" dry wall, 3 1/2" wide studs, 1/4"thick exterior plywood, and 5/16" thick siding. How thick are the new walls altogether? Please help! I am trying to help my son with his homework..thanks Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 178460: Michael has hired Sarah to build a square window frame out of wood that is 3/4" thick. The dimensions need to be 4'31/4" square. If Sarah cuts the two sides of the square to be 4'31/4" long, how long should she cut the top and bottom pieces to fit between these two sides? Please help! I am trying to help my son with his homework..thanks Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 178659: A professor gave his report on the grades of the last test in the following manner: One fifth made A's, one fourth made B's, one third made C's, one sixth made D's and 12 made F's. How many students are in the class? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 178660: Construct a word problem that can be solved by doing the following computations. a) 3 ⦁ 2/3 b) 8 3/8 ÷ 2/3 Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 179398: A landscaping company buys 10 rose bushes and 25 magnolia trees for a project. What fraction of the purchase were rose bushes? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)
 Question 179398: A landscaping company buys 10 rose bushes and 25 magnolia trees for a project. What fraction of the purchase were rose bushes? Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

 Question 179399: If a recipe requires 3/2 of a cup of milk, how much milk would you need if if you wanted to quadruple. i.e. increase by four times the, the size of the recipe? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 179400: A new dress requires 4/5 of a yard of fabric. How many dresses can be made from a bolt of fabric that is 25 yards long? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 179401: A recipe for piecrust calls for 2/3 cup of flour. A chef is making 1/2 of the recipe. How much flour should the chef use? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)
 Question 179401: A recipe for piecrust calls for 2/3 cup of flour. A chef is making 1/2 of the recipe. How much flour should the chef use? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 179659: Willis bought a shirt and necktie for \$85. The shirt cost \$15 more than the tie. Find the cost of each. x+x=\$85 Click here to see answer by Mathtut(3670)

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