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 Question 213091: Plywood comes in thickness of 5/8, ¾, ½ and 3/8 in. Which size is thickest? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 213189: Need help please A hamburger that weigh 1/4 pound (lb) before cooking weighed 3/16 lb after cooking. How much weight was lost in cooking? Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 213178: Amy budgets 2/5 of her income for housing and 1/6 of her income for food. What fraction of her income is budgeted for these two purposes? What fraction of her income remains? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 213441: respected sir, plz solve my % difficulty. 1] A corporation triples its annual bonus to 50 of its employees.what percent of the employees new bonus is the increase? Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 213462: Have tried repeatedly and can't figure this out. Please help. If Sue can fill a swimming pool in 30 mins., Paul can fill it in 45 mins. and Bob can fill the pool in 1hr.30 mins., How long would it take them to fill the pool if they all worked together? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)
 Question 213462: Have tried repeatedly and can't figure this out. Please help. If Sue can fill a swimming pool in 30 mins., Paul can fill it in 45 mins. and Bob can fill the pool in 1hr.30 mins., How long would it take them to fill the pool if they all worked together? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 213647: Please may you help me figure out if 1 percent is an even or odd number? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 213927: The price of a notebook was yesterday. Today, the price rose to . Find the percentage increase. Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent. Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 213884: Charlie made 317 baskets out of 1202 attempts. This means out of every 20 attempts, approximately how many baskets would he make for every 20 attempts? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 214133: Two numbers are in the ratio 3: 8. Their sum is 44. What is the difference between the two numbers? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 214248: a store onwer increases the price of a \$100 stero by 40%, then he decreases the price by 15%.what is the final price of the stereo? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)
 Question 214248: a store onwer increases the price of a \$100 stero by 40%, then he decreases the price by 15%.what is the final price of the stereo? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)
 Question 214248: a store onwer increases the price of a \$100 stero by 40%, then he decreases the price by 15%.what is the final price of the stereo? Click here to see answer by jsmallt9(3296)

 Question 214347: can you help me sirs... 2/5 of the students in a school were girls and the rest were boys.1/2 of the girls and 1/2 of the boys took part in the school sports.How many students were in the school if 570 students did not take part in the sports. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 214720: A volleyball team plays 24 home matches and 14 away matches.Find the ratio of home matches to all matches. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 214719: An archer shoots 12 arrows at a target, with 9 arrows hitting the scoring area and 3 missing the scoring area. Write the ratio of the number of hits to the number of misses in three ways Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 214735: A car salesperson earns a 12.5% commission on every car sold. The sales−person sells a car for \$17100. What is the commission (in dollars)? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 214734: Your friend paid \$11.70 for a bag of popcorn at the movie theater. This amount was 52% of the total amount your friend spent at the theater. How much money did your friend spend (in dollars)? Click here to see answer by drj(1380)

 Question 214055: IF CASEY INVESTED \$3500 IN AN ACCOUNT AND EARNED \$112.50 SIMPLE INTEREST THE FIRST YEAR. wHAT WAS THE SIMPLE INTEREST RATE? Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 215418: in one summer, the number of icecream stands in your home town decreased from 10 to 7. what is the the decrease of ice cream? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 216342: If two planes leave the same airport at 1:00 PM, how many miles apart will they be at 3:00 PM if one travels directly north at 150 mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mph? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 216334: A father left all his money to his three children. Matt received one sixth of his father's money while Samantha received one seventh of his money. Andrew, who received the remainder of the money was given \$23,490. How much money did Matt and Samantha each receive? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 216585: A piece of cloth is 3 2/5 feet long. Sarah needs to cut the cloth into 6 equal pieces. How long will each piece of cloth be? Click here to see answer by DRichardson(63)

 Question 216587: The scale on the map is 1 inch = 680 miles. How many actual miles does 7/8 inch represent? Click here to see answer by DRichardson(63)
 Question 216587: The scale on the map is 1 inch = 680 miles. How many actual miles does 7/8 inch represent? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 216588: Write the following number in expanded form: 2, 356 Click here to see answer by DRichardson(63)

 Question 216701: An instrument store gives a 10% discount to all students off the original cost of an instrument. During a back to school sale an additional 15% is taken off the discounted price. Julie, a student at the local high school, purchases a flute for \$306. How much did it originally cost? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 217128: There are 385 surfers in Surf City. Two thirds of the boys are surfers and one-twelfth of the girls are surfers. If there are two girls for every boy, then how many boys and how many girls are there in Surf City? Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 217544: This week Raul's sales were \$4000. His goal was \$5000 for the week. Last year's sales for this same week were \$3500. What percentage of his goal did Raul achieve this week? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 217549: According to a newspaper article, 15% more home remodeling was done in 1985 than in 1984. Professionals performed 75% of all remodeling. If \$80.4 billion was spent on residental remodeling in 1985, what was the value of the work done by professionals in 1985? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 217551: The Smith family bought 25 raffles tickets for a drawing sponsored by the Boys' Club. If 1000 tickets were sold, which fraction represents the Smith's chance of winning? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 217567: A ship sails 30 kilometers in 1 1/2 hours.What was its rate in kilometers per hour? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 217575: Which of the following statements is true? 1)-18 > -5 2)-5 > -0.5 3)-5 > 0 4)-5 > -18 Click here to see answer by johanly8(1)

 Question 217573: A car uses 3/4 of a tank of gasoline to go 600 kilometers. What must one know to be able to determine how many kilometers the car gets per liter? Click here to see answer by smalldog539(1)

 Question 217626: If twice a number added to 3 is divided by the number plus 1, the result is three halves. Find the number. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 218098: If twice a number added to 3 is divided by the number plus 2, the result is three halves. Find the number and Lowest common denominator. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 218709: Hi - I have a pretty simple problem from my homework that I just can't seem to figure out. It's not a huge deal, but it's annoying me that I can get all the others but this seemingly simple problem has got me stumped! The problem: A quantity, 2/3 of it, 1/2 of it, and 1/7 of it, added together, equals 33. What is the quantity? Here's what I've tried, and checked repeatedly, but don't see the error... (I'm sure it's something simple, which is so annoying!) let x = the quantity 2/3x + 1/2x + 1/7x = 33 [the problem I created from the word problem] (42)2/3x + (4y662)1/2x +90-0-0-0-090-87797 (42)1/7x = 33(42) [multiply by common denominator to clear fractions] 28x + 21x + 6x = 1,386 55x = 1,386 x = 1,68758758587587578 The book tells me that the correct answer is 1,386/97! Where in the world does the 97 come from?? Many thanks in advance for all the great help you guys give on here! Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1425)

 Question 218852: An HO scale model railroad engine is 6 inches long. If the HO scale is 1 to 87, how long is a real caboose, in inches? and in feet? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 218851: A 2:3 concrete mix means that for every two parts of sand , three parts of gravel are used. How much sand should be used in a mix composed of 25 cubic feet of gravel? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 219270: Fred leaves his house for work, which is exactly 2 miles away. After Fred has traveled 2/3 mile he must turn around to pick up some papers. After he travels 1/6 mile back home, how far away from work is he? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

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