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 Question 286571: a 100 pound watermelon is 95 percent water. it is dehydrated until it is 90 percent water. what is its weight after dehydration? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 286571: a 100 pound watermelon is 95 percent water. it is dehydrated until it is 90 percent water. what is its weight after dehydration? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 286861: if an autobile travels 450 yards in 15 sec, how many feet does it go in 1/3 of a second Click here to see answer by hateandfriends(4)

 Question 286888: Would you please show me the formula to work this problem? Thanks so much! Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 286889: Would you please show me the formula to work this problem? If each edge of a cube is increased by 30%, by what percent does the volume increase? thanks!!! Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 286959: in the Olympics the athlete received 90% score on the compulsory exercises. Which are weighted 60%. In the optional round, weighted 40% he received a 100%. What was the athletes overall score? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 286966: 4 2/5 of what number is 7 7/10? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 286956: When the moot assembled, the village leader found that only 37 percent of those who attended had oil for their lamps. If 300 people attended the moot, how mant had oil for their lamps/ Draw a diagram as an aid for aolving the problem. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 287187: A sum of money is to be divided among Allan, Bill and Carol. Allan receives \$1 plus one-third of what is left. Bill then receives \$6 plus one-third of what remains. Carol receives the rest, which amounts to \$40. How much did Bill receive? (A) \$26 (B) \$28 (C) \$30 (D) \$32 (E) \$34 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 287202: Item marked down 24% to \$499.00. what is orginal price Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 287431: if the scale of a map is 1/3 inch equals one mile, how long is a straight road that is one and one-half inches on the map. I want to know how to get the answer and how to set it up my problem is when I see word problem I don't know where to start. I sent this question before but my eamil address had misstake in it I had yahoo1.com didn't see it until after i sent it. Thanks again for your help Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 287494: There are 10 females and 20 males in a history class. If the females achieved an average score of 85 and the males achieved an average score of 95, what was the class average? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 287492: 40% of veros postal service employees are women. If there are 80 women in veros postal service, how many men are employed there? Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)

 Question 287627: Eight-year old Nathan wants to compare his age with that of his mother and grandfather. His mother is exactly four times his age and his grandfather is exactly seven times his age. How old is Nathan's mother and grandfather? My answers are 32 yrs for his mother and 56 yrs for his grandfather. Are my answers correct? Click here to see answer by Grinnell(63)

 Question 287611: In a class, 2/5 of the boys wear glasses and 1/3 of the girls wear glasses. What fraction of the class wear glasses? A 3/68 B 2/15 C 11/30 D 11/15 E none enough information Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9680)

 Question 287686: A food company distributes its tomato soup in two cans of different sizes. For the larger can, both the diameter and the height have been increased by 30% . By what percentage does the volume of the can increase from the smaller can to the larger can? Round your answer to the nearest percent. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 287717: A store owner has 225 suits. At the end of a sale he had sold 4/5 of them. How many suits were left? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 287715: a piece of plywood, the surface of which measures eight-ninths square yard, is cut into sections each containing two-ninths square yard. how many sections are there? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 287840: A mining company employs 6 000 people. If 47% of the employees are female, approximately how many male employees work at the mine? a) 2820 b) 3000 c) 3180 d) 3120 e) 3810 Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 287900: Last season, a major league baseball player got 160 hits in 200 times at bat. If the player expects to bat 500 times in the entire season with the same ration of hits to at bats, how many hits can the player expect to have? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9680)
 Question 287900: Last season, a major league baseball player got 160 hits in 200 times at bat. If the player expects to bat 500 times in the entire season with the same ration of hits to at bats, how many hits can the player expect to have? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 287923: Blue cassettes hold 45 minutes of music. Green cassettes hold 55 minutes of music. If Niko has 14 cassettes containing 710 minutes of music, how many are blue, and how many are green? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 287928: in triangle ABC, the ratio of the angles is A:B:C = 2:3:4. what is the measure of the smallest angle? a) 20 b)40 c)60 d)80 Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 288039: What fraction is one-third of the way from 1/4 to 1/3 ? a 1/5 b 5/18 c 7/24 d 5/16 e 11/36 Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 288315: good morning my name is erika and i am arreturning college i am aot vey good at math so bare with me i understand the basic multi,division but it starts to get complicated. how would i find out step by step how to solve these problems 4/9= /72 Click here to see answer by jaydducote(11)
 Question 288315: good morning my name is erika and i am arreturning college i am aot vey good at math so bare with me i understand the basic multi,division but it starts to get complicated. how would i find out step by step how to solve these problems 4/9= /72 Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 288582: a bowl contains 75 red jelly beans and 60 black jelly beans. if 20 black jelly beans are added to the bowl, determine the number of red jelly beans that must be added to make the ratio of red to black equal to 3:2 a 0 b 20 c 30 d 45 e 60 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 288727: I think this is the best place to put this problem- in the book it's under "Variation and Applications" but I see nothing like that listed. So here goes. Instructions given: Write an equation that represents the relationship between the given variables. Use k as the variation constant. Problem: C varies directly as r, and C=94.2 when r=15. I'd show my work, but that's the problem. I don't have any work to show. I don't understand what needs to happen here and I can't find a lesson on this. Could anyone please explain this for me??? Thanks for any help offered, I really do appreciate it! Click here to see answer by texttutoring(324)

 Question 289043: Ben has won 20% more chess matches than Amy,while Amy has won 25% more chess matches than Mary Kay. By what percent does the number that Ben has won exceed the number that Mary Kay has won? (1) 40% (2) 45% (3) 50% (4) 55% (5) None of the above Click here to see answer by Grinnell(63)

 Question 289604: A chef is using a mixture of two brands of Italian dressing. The first brand contains 7% vinegar, and the second brand contains 11% vinegar. The chef wants to make 320 milliliters of a dressing that is 8% vinegar. How much of each brand should she use? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 289708: A scientist has two solutions, which she has labeled Solution A and Solution B. Each contains salt. Combining 20 ounces of Solution A with 10 ounces of Solution B gives 30 ounces of a mixture that is 55% salt. Combining 50 ounces of Solution A with 100 ounces of Solution B gives 150 ounces of a mixture that is 65% salt. What are the percentages of salt in the two solutions? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 290085: a tank contains 48 gallons of water when it is 3/4 full. how much water will it hold when it is full? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 290243: THE RATIOS OF THE HEIGHT OF TWO TREES IS 7:5. IF THE FIRST TREE IS 210 FEET HIGH, HOW TALL IS THE SECOND TREE? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 290229: two marbles are drawn from a bag containing 6 white,4 red, 6 green marbles. find the probability of both marbles being whiye. thank you for the help Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 290474: what fraction of an hour passed between 1:55 A.M today and 2:19 A.M today ? what fraction of the day is that ? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 290469: if 55% of the lambs born are male and 90% of them the first year , what is the fewest number of lambs that must be born to have 100 male lambs living at the end of the first year ? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 290563: Bob pays \$10.00 for sunscreen without tax at walmart. He pays \$10.83 with tax at walmart. Susan pays \$5.00 for sunscreen at Target without tax. She pays \$5.42 with tax at Target. What is the sale tax rate for both items? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 290453: A speaker was so boring that one-half of the audience left after a few minutes. Five minutes later, one-third of the remaining audience left. Ten minutes later, one-fourth of those remaining left, leaving only nine people in the audience. How many people were in the audience at the beginning of the lecture? (a) 21 (b) 36 (c) 72 (d) 144 (e) 216 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 290700: From a bag of coins,1/3 were given to Mary, 1/5 to Norma, 1/6 to Anna, and 1/4 to Sam. The six left were given to Troy. How many coins were originally in the bag? (a) 20 (b) 120 (c) 60 (d) 240 (e) None of the above Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)