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 Question 274857: a manufacturer makes a profit of 20% by selling hot plates to a wholeseller, who in turns sells is to the retailer at a profit of 15%. the retailer makes a profit of 30% by selling it to customers for RS 897. the manufacturer cost of hot plates is: Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 274854: the population of a town increases at 5% per annum. the present population is 9261. find populations 3 yrs ago Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 274834: The price of product R is 20 percent higher than the price of product S, which in turn is 30 percent higher than the price of product T. The price of product R is what percent higher than the price of product T? a) 60% b) 56% c) 50% d) 44% Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 274806: If x is 11 1/9 % percent more than y, then y is what percent less than x? A 9% b 10% c 11 1/9% d 12 1/2% Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 275102: If 14 percent of an amount of money is \$420, then 10 percent of the same amount is a)224 b) 294 c) 300 d) 400 Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 275238: a chemist needs 80 milliliters of a 25% solution but has only 22% and 30% solutions available. Find how many milliters of each that should be mixed to get the desired solution. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 275247: a farmer has cream which is 20% butterfat and some which is 15% butterfat.how many gallons of each must be mixed to produce 50 gallons of cream which is 18% butterfat? Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 275300: two numbers are in the ratio of 3:4. the sum of the numbers is 119. find the numbers. Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)
 Question 275300: two numbers are in the ratio of 3:4. the sum of the numbers is 119. find the numbers. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 275501: MOVING EXPENSES: TO HELP MOVE HIS FURNITURE, A MAN RENTS A TRUCK FOR \$41.50 PER DAY PLUS \$0.35 CENTS PER MILE. IF HE HAS BUDGETED \$150.00 FOR TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES, HOW MANY MILES WILL HE BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE TRUCK IF THE MOVE TAKES 1 DAY? Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 275499: MAKING FURNITURE: A WOODWORKER WANTS TO PUT TWO PARTITIONS CROSSWISE IN A DRAWER THAT IS 28 INCHES DEEP. HE WANTS TO PLACE THE PARTITIONS SO THAT THE SPACES CREATED INCREASE BY 3 INCHES FROM FRONT TO BACK. IF THE THICKNESS OF EACH PARTITION IS 1/2 INCH, HOW FAR FROM THE FRONT END SHOULD HE PLACE THE FIRST PARTITION? Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 275487: John and Peter share \$280 in the ratio of 7:3. How much more money did John receive than Peter? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 275685: The width of a poster is four fifths the length. It takes 36 ft. of metal framing to frame the poster. Find the dimensions of the poster. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 276143: Two shaded circles are inside a rectangle that has one side that is 2" and the bottom side is 4". What is the probibilty of an object landing randomly on the figure in the shaded circle. " Express the probability as a percent." Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 276180: Jolene used a combination of air and train travel to visit a friend. She spent 2 1/3 hours flying,5 1/3 hours riding on the train, and hours 2/3 waiting between the plane and train. She traveled back home on a direct flight that took 5 2/3 hours. How much time did she save by taking the direct flight home? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 276427: Vong grilled 21 burgers at a block party. He grilled the same number of pounds of turkey burgers as hamburgers. Each turkey burger weighed 1/4 pound and each hamburger weighed 1/3 pound. How many of each did Vong grill? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 276574: 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 stanbon(57203)

 Question 276572: Jay Leno’s collection of cars and motorcycles totals 187. When he checks the air in the tires he has 588 tires to check. How many cars and how many motorcycles does he own? Assume that the cars all have four tires and the motorcycles have two. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 276702: Alonzo's gas tank is 3/10 full. After he buys 10 gallons of gas, it is 4/5 full. How many gallons can Alonzo's tank hold? Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 277133: Using the 5-sep method, how do I solve this: One-half of a number is 25 more than one-third of the same number. What is the number? Ahhhh, so confusing. Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 277455: 55% of students in a school are boys and the number of girls is 810.find the total number of students and the total number of boys. Click here to see answer by asuar010(324)

 Question 277532: Spankey answered 30 questions correctly on a 55-question math test. Using this ratio, approximately how many questions will he get right on a 75 question test? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 277124: The population of Houston increased from 1.2 million in 1970 to 1.6 million in 1980. What was the percentage increase? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 277735: Suzanne buys bagels for \$6.60 per dozen. She spends \$16.50 for the bagels and then sells all of them for \$23.70 . What is her average profit per bagel? A.\$0.24 B.\$0.30 C.\$0.36 D.\$0.40 E.\$0.42 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 277735: Suzanne buys bagels for \$6.60 per dozen. She spends \$16.50 for the bagels and then sells all of them for \$23.70 . What is her average profit per bagel? A.\$0.24 B.\$0.30 C.\$0.36 D.\$0.40 E.\$0.42 Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 277967: Alan has thrown 24 passes and completed 25% of them. Over the rest of the season Alan completes all of his passes and he ends the season with an 80% pass completion record. The total number of passes Alan threw over the season was: (A) 42 (B) 50 (C) 72 (D) 80 (E) 90 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 277964: Mr. Smith has three times as many girls as boys in his class. Ms. Perry has twice as many boys as girls in her class. Mr. Smith has 60 students in his class and Ms. Perry has 45 students. If the classes are combined into one class, the ratio of boys to girls is: (A) 3 : 4 (B) 4 : 3 (C) 5 : 4 (D) 4 : 5 (E) 3 : 2 Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 277953: A high school with 425 students (16% African-American) closes. All of the students join a high school whose student body of 1250 students was 44% African-American. Rounded to the nearest per cent, the per cent of African-American students in the high school after the merger is A. 30% B 34% C. 37% D. 49 E. 60% Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 278025: The sum of two numbers is 29. One number is less than 3 times the other. What are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 278027: The number of dimes is three more than five times the number of quarters. The value of the coins is \$7.05. How many dimes and quarters are there? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 278066: An outboard motor calls for a fuel mixture that has a gasoline – to –oil ratio of 50 to 1. How many pints of oil should be added to be gallons of gasoline? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 278276: The cost of living went up 4% last year. Fortunently Alice Swanson got a 4% raise in her salary from last year. This year she is making \$50,870. How much was she making last year? Will you please show me the formula used in solving this problem? There will surely be more questions like this on my test tomorrow and I can not remember what to do. Thank you in advance! Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 278345: In a classroom which has 20 students,16 of the students are boys,24 are ten year old and 6 are girls who are not ten years old. How many students in the class are ten-year old boys? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 278479: If there is 1 tin of blue for every 4 tins of red what is the ratio of the red tins to blue Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 279720: Thirty pounds of a salt-water solution contains fifteen percent salt. How much water must be added to weaken the solution to ten percent salt? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 279746: Martha is standing on a street corner in a big city, facing south. She walks 5 blocks to the south. Then, she turns right and walks 3 blocks. Then, she turns right and walks 2 blocks. Then, she turns right again and walks 1 block. Finally, she turns left and walks 5 blocks. What direction is she facing when she is done? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 279913: in a controversial school vote only 19% of the teachers voted yes, whereas 95% of the students voted yes. If all the teachers and students voted and 91% of the voters voted yes, what is the student to teacher ratio? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 279975: 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 josmiceli(9645)
 Question 279975: 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 richwmiller(9132)

 Question 271068: A local country club has a membership of 600 and operates facilities that include an 18-hole championship golf course and 12 tennis courts. Before deciding whether to accept new members, the club president would like to know how many members regularly use each facility. A survey of the membership indicates that 65% regularly use the golf course, 49% regularly use the tennis courts, and 7% use neither of these facilities regularly. What is the probability that a worker regularly uses both golf and tennis facilities? A. .49 B. .21 C. .70 D. .93 Click here to see answer by pharoah99(1)
 Question 271068: A local country club has a membership of 600 and operates facilities that include an 18-hole championship golf course and 12 tennis courts. Before deciding whether to accept new members, the club president would like to know how many members regularly use each facility. A survey of the membership indicates that 65% regularly use the golf course, 49% regularly use the tennis courts, and 7% use neither of these facilities regularly. What is the probability that a worker regularly uses both golf and tennis facilities? A. .49 B. .21 C. .70 D. .93 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 280053: A merchant buys goods at 25% off the list price. She desires to mark the goods so she can give a discount of 20% on the marked price and still clear a profit of 25% of the list price. As a percentage of the list price, the marked price is: (A) 80% (B) 90% (C) 100% (D) 120% (E) 125% Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9132)

 Question 280222: A credit union offers 5.5% simple interest on a ceritificate of deposit (CD) and 3.5% simple interest on a savings account. If Mr. Sorkin invested \$200 more in the CD than in the savings account, and the total interest after the first year was \$245, how much was invested in each account? I came up with 0.055(x + 200) + 0.035y=645 & (x + 200) + y = 1200, assuming that 1000 is needed to open a CD... Do we presume that the intial invested in the CD is 1000 plus 200? Some people don't even know that most CD's is a minimum of a 1000 to open the account. I don't think so, let me know what you think when possible. Thanks, Alex Vargas Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

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