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 Question 290857: One third of a number is 5 less than half of the same number. what is the number? I also need to know how to check this and also thank you! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15624)

 Question 290856: An investment of \$1500 paid interest of \$45 during a certain period.How much interest would an investment of \$2000 invested at the same rate for the same length of time pay? Also how would I check this? please explain. Thanks in advance =) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 291057: in what ratios a 20% methyl alcohol solution be mixed with 50% methyl alcohol so that the resulting solutions contains 40% methyl alcohol? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 291298: If you have 456 square feet of flooring. How many pieces of plywood would it take to cover Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 291449: how many fluid ounces of water should be added to 4 gm of a 1:4 solution to make 1:6 solution? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 291555: Of a family's \$750 weekly income, \$35 usually goes towards groceries. What fraction of the family's weekly income is usually spent on groceries? I would really appreciate the formula, not the answer, for solving this problem. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 291825: How do I figure this percentage word problem out? "15 men are on the bus and 35 are women. What % of bus riders are women." I went to another website and I believe this is the way to work it out, but i'm not sure: 35-15 = 20 x% of 35 = 20 20 divided by 35 = .57 = 57/100 = 57% Thank you in advance for your help. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 291802: jack travel 12 miles each way on the school bus.the bus averages 36 miles per hour. how many minutes is jack on the bus each day? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 292037: A one litre flask is filled with milk and it is used to fill two glasses one of capacity ½ of a litre and the other of capacity 1/6 of a liter. What fraction of a liter remains in the flask? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 292158: if a homeowner can paint a house in 14 days and a professional painter can paint it in 10 days, how long will it take if they work together Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 292269: Why is \$10 to \$20 a 100% increase, while \$20 to \$10 is a 50% decrease. Explain your answer. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)
 Question 292269: Why is \$10 to \$20 a 100% increase, while \$20 to \$10 is a 50% decrease. Explain your answer. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 292429: Edwin earned \$15.75 in 3 hr at part time job How much would he earn if he works 5 hrs. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 292612: Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with this? I really dont know what the answer would be. I need to fill in the blank. Changing signs in exactly______________positions of a fraction will not alter the value of the fraction. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)
 Question 292612: Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with this? I really dont know what the answer would be. I need to fill in the blank. Changing signs in exactly______________positions of a fraction will not alter the value of the fraction. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 292612: Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with this? I really dont know what the answer would be. I need to fill in the blank. Changing signs in exactly______________positions of a fraction will not alter the value of the fraction. Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 292618: A is 50% of B. B is 25% of C. C is what percent of A? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 292450: if a's salary is 2%less than b, then by what percentage is b's salary more than a? kindly provide with a detailed answer Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 293228: The difference between 75% of a number and 20% of the same number is 378.4 What is 40% of that number? (1) 275.2 (2) 274 (3) 267.2 (4) 266 (5) None of these Click here to see answer by stanbon(57219)

 Question 293813: When \$ 250 added to 1/4th of a given amount of money makes it smaller than 1/3 rd of the given amount of money by \$ 100. What is the given amount of money? (a) \$ 350 (b) \$ 600 (c) \$ 4200 (d) \$ 3600 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 293821: A school bus transports a group of students. At the first stop, four students get off of the bus and seven others get on. At the second stop, Isabelle and her little sister get off. The remaining twelve students get off at the third and final stop. How many students were on the bus before the first stop? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 294283: The sale price of a sweater is \$48. The price is 20% is less than the original price. what was the origanal price? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 294337: A cook bought some large and small eggs in the ratio 2:3. After preparing a meal, the ratio of the remaining large eggs to the remaining small eggs is 5:2. Half of the large eggs and 260 of the small eggs were used. What was the total number of eggs she bought from the market? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 294696: In school B, 10% students failed in science, 20% failed in commerce and 30% failed in arts. What is the percentage of failures in school B? (a)15 (b) 25 (c) 12 (d) 12 1/2 (e) 17 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 294546: You roll two dice. What is the probability that you will roll a combination where the difference is less than two? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 295059: what is the number halfway between 1/8 and 7/12? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 295385: You roll a number cube four times. What is the probability that you roll a six, a five, a four, and a three? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 295383: I have a story problem: Your dog has ten puppies. You are going to keep three of them. How many different groups of puppies can you choose? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295405: You randomly choose a piece of hard candy from a jar containing 5 peppermint, 10 butterscotch, and 7 cinnamon candies. You decide that you don't want the piece that you chose, so you put it back and randomly choose another piece. Find the probability that you choose a cinnamon candy first and a butterscotch candy second. Thanks! Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8880)

 Question 295411: Identify the slope and y-intercept of the line with the given equation. Use that slope and y-intercept to graph the equation. I have 2 equations with the same directions. y= -2x + 3 2x-3y=0 It would be great if you could get back to me a.s.a.p!!! Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295428: Identify the slope and y-intercept of the line with the given equation. Use that slope and y-intercept to graph the equation. Equation: y=2 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295451: a parking garage has 500 parking spaces.one morning 330 parking spots were filled.what percentage of the parking spaces were filled? Click here to see answer by Deina(147)

 Question 295482: \$89.57 jacket after a 6%sales tax. what was the original cost before sales tax? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 295594: A shirt was bought with 20% discount so I saved 50.00. How much is the original price of the shirt? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295628: Fresh grapes contain 90% water by weight while dried grapes contain 20% water by weight.What will be the weight of dried grapes available from 20 kg of fresh grapes? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 295648: You are selling video games of two types, A and B. The first day, you sell 3 games of type A and 5 of type B for a total of \$450. The second day, you decrease the price of type A games by \$20 and you increase the price of type B games by \$10. You then sell 5 games of type A and 4 games of type B for a total of \$430. What was the price of the type A games on the second day? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295647: The Shirt Shoppe sells shirts for \$5 each during the morning hours. Their sales of the shirts for the morning total \$300. At noon, the price for each shirt is lowered to \$4 and the Shoppe sells twice as many. What is the total sales for the day? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295663: A rental car company now charges 15 percent more to rent a car it now costs 40.25 per day what was the cost per day before the increase? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 295708: the population of a city is estimated to be at 432000 after 2 years.if population growth is 20% per annum,what is the current population Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 295707: the population of a city is estimated to be at 432000 after 2 years.if population growth is 20% per annum,what is the current population Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 295705: the population of a city is estimated to be at 432000 after 2 years.if population growth is 20% per annum,what is the current population Click here to see answer by CharlesG2(828)

 Question 295711: A shopkeeper gives two successive discounts of 8% and 12%. What is overall discount? plz hlp me ans is 33.33% Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)
 Question 295711: A shopkeeper gives two successive discounts of 8% and 12%. What is overall discount? plz hlp me ans is 33.33% Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 295738: If I have P=11+44in x and x is the year 2000 how do i determine the percentage of spam in 2006 and how do I thenfind out how many years it will to reach 85%? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30959)

 Question 295803: Hello Please help me solve this problem Kalli is making small bowls of nuts for a party. Each bowl uses 1/4 cup of nuts. Kalli has 3 3/8 cups of nuts. How many bowls of nuts can she make? I tried dividing, multiplying and even subtrating 1/4 from the total untill I got 0 but I can not seem to get a reasonable answer. Thank you Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

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