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 Question 266886: A recipe calls for 3 1/2 of white flour and 1 3/4 of wheat. How much flour does the recepie need in all Please explain to me. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 266891: solve 15% of 800 = y solve 15% of x = 45. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 266885: 5 1/2 - 2 7/10 How do i get an answer please step by step explain. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)
 Question 266885: 5 1/2 - 2 7/10 How do i get an answer please step by step explain. Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 266892: Nick had 1/2 lb of walnuts. He ate 3/10 lb of walnuts. What part of a pound of walnuts did he have left? Explain the answer please. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)
 Question 266892: Nick had 1/2 lb of walnuts. He ate 3/10 lb of walnuts. What part of a pound of walnuts did he have left? Explain the answer please. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 264184: How do you get the ratio for 3x=ky Rule:Find the ratio of x to y determined by each equation. For example: 3x=7y x/y=7/3 or 7:3 Click here to see answer by asuar010(324)

 Question 267024: the original price of an item is increased by 50%, then reduced by 1/3,and then increased by 25%. The new price is what percent of the original price? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 267823: Hello. I have a problem here that I'm having trouble with. It's a word problem. It says:Sonya made a scale model of the new school in her town. She used a scale of 3/4in.=1ft. If the height of the school model is 48 inches, What is the actual height of the school? I tried it and I divided 48 by 3/4 then multiplying by 12 because there's 12 in. in a foot. Am I right? And if I'm not can you tell me what I did wrong? Thank You! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 267971: At Tomi's middle school, 40% of the students are boys. Fifty percent of the boys chose blue as their favorite color, while 20% of the girl students chose blue as their favorite color. Of the students who chose blue as their favorite color, what fraction are boys? Express your answer as a common fraction Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 267992: if a is 4 % of b and b is 25% of c, what % of a is c? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9669)

 Question 268021: 10 men produce 500 articles in 5 working days. how long would it take 15 men to produce 500 articles? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)
 Question 268021: 10 men produce 500 articles in 5 working days. how long would it take 15 men to produce 500 articles? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)
 Question 268021: 10 men produce 500 articles in 5 working days. how long would it take 15 men to produce 500 articles? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9669)

 Question 268099: Perimeter or circumference = 2 3.14, r = 70 feet; P=2x 22x70; P =440 feet. - 7 WHERE I HAVE THE 22 THEN YOU SEE A LINE UNDERNEATH IT & THEN THE 7..IT'S A FRACTION. MY SON IS STUDYING THE ASVAB FOR THE AIR FORCE & HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THIS RATIO. CAN YOU BREAK IT DOWN SO HE CAN UNDERSTAND? THANK YOU! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 268168: will's age is 3/4 of Sloan's age. Sloan is 1 year older than will. Will's age is 1/4 of Randy's age. Sloan's age is 1/6 of wendy's age. How old is each person? Click here to see answer by azhou4(12)

 Question 268189: A car will go 3/8 of a given distance in one hour. What part will it cover in 5/8 of an hour? Click here to see answer by Jeff Gordon(65)
 Question 268189: A car will go 3/8 of a given distance in one hour. What part will it cover in 5/8 of an hour? Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 268246: An incubator was set with 120 eggs. If 18 eggs failed, what percent hatched? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 268473: A student invests part of \$10,000 at 6% annual interest and the rest at 5%. If the annual income from these investments is \$560, how much was invested at each rate? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 268528: A coat was discounted from \$123 to a sale price of \$78. What was the percent of decrease? Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a percent. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 268833: Points A, B, C, and D are placed in that order on a line so that AB = 4BC = 2CD. Then BD as a fraction of AD is: A 3/7 b 3/4 c 6/7 d 2/7 e None of these Click here to see answer by palanisamy(496)

 Question 268931: A merchant buys goods at 25% off the list price. He desires to mark the goods so that he can give a discount of 20% on the marked price and still clear a profit of 25% on the selling price. What per cent of the list price must he mark the goods? (A) 125% (B) 100% (C) 120% (D) 80%. (E) None of these. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 268947: 20% of students receive a grade of B, and 5% receive a grade of A. If 9 more students receive B's than A's, how many students are there? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 269353: Chandra spent 2/5 of her income of January for rent, and 3/4 of the remainder on other expenses.If she put the remaining \$180 in her savings account, how much was her income in January? (A)\$1,000 (B) \$1,200 (C) \$1,400 (D) \$ 1,600 (E) None of these. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 269352: On a certain day, a news vendor began the day with P papers. Between opening and noon, he sold 40 percent of the papers, and between noon and closing, he sold 60 percent of the papers which remained. What percent of the original P papers did he sell? (A)0% (B) 20% (C) 24% (D) 76% (E) None of these. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 269518: The Chess Club has a goal of 25 new members. So far, they have 15. What percent of the club's goal have they achieved? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 269525: A \$52 sweater is marked down 25%. What is the new price? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 269553: Roger Carlson makes a 2% commission on each of his sales. When he sold a new car, he made \$190. How much did the car cost? PLEASE HELP! Click here to see answer by bbbd277(3)

 Question 269557: Where Sondra lives, there is a 3% state sales tax, a 1½% county sales tax, and a 1% municipal sales tax. How much tax would Sondra pay if she bought a \$340 bicycle? PLEASE PLEASE HELP! I'M STUCK ON THIS PROBLEM Click here to see answer by bbbd277(3)
 Question 269557: Where Sondra lives, there is a 3% state sales tax, a 1½% county sales tax, and a 1% municipal sales tax. How much tax would Sondra pay if she bought a \$340 bicycle? PLEASE PLEASE HELP! I'M STUCK ON THIS PROBLEM Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 269571: A \$160 pair of skis is on sale at a 25% discount. If there is a 5% sales tax, how much will the skis cost? can u please help me step by step if that is possible? Thank you very much Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9669)

 Question 269589: A \$52 sweater is marked down 25%. What is the new price? PLEASE HELP ME and if possible may u put do it step by step thank you Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 269587: For lunch Robert had a sandwich and two glasses of milk for a total of 660 calories. The sandwich had 2.4 times as many calories as a glass of milk. How many calories were in the sandwich? PLEASE PLEASE HELP i want to do well! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 269607: A \$52 sweater is marked down 25%. what is the new price? May you please do it step by step so i can understand? thank you Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 269612: In a nation of 221 million people, the urban population is 2.25 times the rural population. Find the rural and urban population. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 269611: For lunch Robert had a sandwich and two glasses of milk for a total of 660 calories. The sandwich had 2.4 times as many calories as a glass of milk. How many calories were in the sandwich? PLEASE PLEASE HELP Click here to see answer by ninadbhat(3)

 Question 269572: In a nation of 221 million people, the urban population is 2.25 times the rural population. Find the rural and urban populations. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 269600: Complete the table below in which interest rates are given as decimals. * Principal X annual interest rate = one year's interest 61. Principal: \$12,000 X Annual interest rate: 0.1025 = one year's interest: ? 63. Principal: \$2500 X Annual interest rate: ? = one year's interest: \$275 65. Principal: ? X Annual interest rate: 0.09 = one year's interest: \$180 PLEASE I NEED HELP. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS QUESTION if can may you do it step by step please? thank you very much Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 269708: In an office with 21 staff members, 1/3 are men and 2/3 are women. To obtain a staff in which 1/4 are men, how many women should be hired? (A)7 (B) 5 (C) 3 (D) 2 (E) None of these. Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 269713: A cake weighing 550g has three ingredients: Flour, sugar and raisins. There is twice as much flour than sugar, and one and a half times as much sugar than raisins. How much flour is there? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9669)

 Question 269740: A refrigerator is offered for sale at \$ 250.00 with successive discounts of 20% and 15%. The sale price of the refrigerator is: (A) 35% less than \$ 250.00 (B) 65% of \$250.00 (C)77% of \$ 250.00 (D) 68% of \$250.00 (E) None of these. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9669)

 Question 270188: A man and his wife earn \$49,000 a year. The wife earns 40% of what his husband earns. In addition, their two children each earn 1/4of what their father earns. How much does the family earn in 2 years? Click here to see answer by drk(1908)

 Question 270382: a concrete mix requires 2 parts sand and three parts cement. How manypds are need for 75 pounds of cement? ( guess an varable fraction problem) Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 270479: a certain strain of virus grows in numbers at the rate of 50% per hour. If its present population is 200,000 what will be its population count in 3 hours Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

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