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 Question 301832: The ratio between two positive number is 6 to 5. if the difference between the two numbers is 8, what are the two numbers? Thanks! Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 301854: Soybean meal is 18% protein and cornmeal is 9% protein. How many pounds of each mixture should be mixed together in order to get 360lb mixture that is 16% protein. Click here to see answer by helpnalgebra(91)

 Question 301921: If 15% of x is 45, what is 20% of x? Click here to see answer by london maths tutor(243)

 Question 302180: Ken buys a shirt on a 30% sale from its original price of 10 dollars. He then resells it at a 60% increase from the price at which he bought it. How much does Ken sell the shirt for? a \$4.20 b \$11.20 c \$13.00 d \$13.30 e \$14.20 Click here to see answer by london maths tutor(243)

 Question 302407: The ratio of foxes to rabbits in a Forest Preserve is 2 to 9. If there are 35 fewer foxes than rabbits, then how many of each are there? Click here to see answer by london maths tutor(243)

 Question 302391: If 16 gallons of ice cream feeds 45 people, approximately how many gallons of ice cream is needed to feed 125 people? Click here to see answer by london maths tutor(243)

 Question 302769: If r is 35% of p and s is 45% of p , what is r + s in terms of p ? A 0.4 p b 0.5 p c 0.6 p d 0.7 p e 0.8 p Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 302787: A team's record was 24 wins and 6 losses. What percent of the soccer games did they lose? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 302600: Which of the following is equal in value to 1 plus (100 percent of 1) ? A 100 percent of 1 B 101 percent of 1 C 110 percent of 1 D 200 percent of 1 E 201 percent of 1 Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 300748: The weight of a truck without load is 2000 kg. Today the load represents initially 80% of the total weight. At the first stop, they discharge a quarter of the load. What percentage of the total weight does then the load represent? A) 20% B) 25% C) 55% D) 60% E) 75% Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 302806: If ileen made \$318.52, john made \$106.99 and rizwan made \$120.06 what percentage should each employee recieve from a \$342.58 bonus, based on their sales. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 300187: Box A has 9 green balls and 4 red balls. Box B has 12 green balls and 5 red balls. How many green balls should be moved from Box A to Box B so the fraction of green balls in Box A is equal to the fraction of red balls in Box B. Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 302795: Fuel inventories were lower than last year according to the San Francisco Chronicle dated Feb. 24, 2007. This year there are 31.7 million barrels of inventory, a 7.32 percent drop. (a) What was the amount of inventory last year to nearest tenth? (b) What was the amount of the decrease? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 299853: Last year, the price of a computer monitor was \$300.What is the percent increase in price,if it is available now at \$360? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 300145: There are 150 students in the fifth grade.three-fifths of the students are girls.How many students are girls? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 298996: Last year, the price of a computer monitor was \$300.What is the percent increase in price,if it is available now at \$360? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 296194: In an examination it is required to get 45% marks to pass .A student got 138 marks and failed by 15% of the total marks. What were the maximum marks? I know ans is 460 but plz help me Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 296192: In an examination it is required to get 45% marks to pass .A student got 138 marks and failed by 15% of the total marks. What were the maximum marks? I know ans is 460 but plz help me Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 296162: y-3=-2(x+1) what is the slope of the line represented? what ordered pair is this point-slope equation based on? what is the equation in slope-intercept form? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 296158: I need help. I have no idea how to solve this word problem using the five step method. A new edition of a video game costs \$60, but it's previous version only costs \$40. If 15 games are sold for \$840, how many copies of the newest game sold? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 302611: A flock of geese on a pond were being observed continuously.at 1:00 p.m, 1/5 of the geese flew away. At 2: p.m,1/8 of the geese that remained flew away, At 3:00 p.m, 3 times as many geese as had flown away At 1:00 p.m .flew away, leaving 28 geese on the pond. At no other times did any geese arrive or fly away. How many geese were in the original flock Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 299232: A computer virus is eating disk space. During the first day it eats 1/2 of the disk.During the second day, it eats 1/3 of the remaining disk space. The third day it eats 1/4 of what still remains and the fourth day it eats 1/5 of what is left. What fraction of the original disk space remains intact? A.1/5 B. 1/6 C. 1/10 D. 1/12 E. 1/24 Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 298964: A computer virus is eating disk space. During the first day it eats 1/2 of the disk.During the second day, it eats 1/3 of the remaining disk space. The third day it eats 1/4 of what still remains and the fourth day it eats 1/5 of what is left. What fraction of the original disk space remains intact? A.1/5 B. 1/6 C. 1/10 D. 1/12 E. 1/24 Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 295722: A spinner is divided into 7 equal sections. Each section is either green or red. The spinner was spun 23 times. It landed on a green section 15 times and on red section 8 times. Which proportion can be used to find the number R of sections that could be expected to be red ? 1. 8/(23-8) = R/7 2. 8/23 = 7/R 3. 8/23 = R/7 4. 7/(23-7) = R/8 5 7/23 = 8/R Thanks for your help !!! Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 295328: A spinner is divided into 7 equal sections. Each section is either green or red. The spinner was spun 23 times. It landed on a green section 15 times and on red section 8 times. Which proportion can be used to find the number R of sections that could be expected to be red ? 1. 8/(23-8) = R/7 2. 8/23 = 7/R 3. 8/23 = R/7 4. 7/(23-7) = R/8 5 7/23 = 8/R Thanks for your help !!! Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 294731: Grandma was planning to make a red, white, and blue quilt. One- third was o be red and two-fifts was supposed to be white. If the area of the quilt was to be 30 square feet, how many square feet would be blue? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 294729: A recipe for cookies will prepare enough for three-sevenths of Ms. Jordan's class of 28 students. It she makes 3 batches of cookies, how many extra students can she feed? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 294249: A recipe calls for 3 cups of flour to 1 1/10 cups of milk. I have 2 cups of flour, how much milk should I use? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 290630: The number of people living in a particular city changed from 43,900 in 1972 to 22,988 in 2000. What was the rate of decrease of population in that city? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 290180: of 30 people interview, 18 liked BBQ chips, 10 like dorritos, and 2 like fritos.Using these results, how many of the 120,000 people living in stamford would prefer dorritos? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 303030: Toxic pollutants. The annual cost in dollars for removing p% of the toxic chemicals from a town’s water supply is given by the formula. C(p)= 500,000/(100-p) Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 303125: The percent increase from 8 to 14 is equal to the percent increase from 20 to what number ? A 14 b 26 c 28 d 32 e 35 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 303126: To make a shade of orange paint that you like, you must mix 2/3 of a bottle of red paint with each 4/5 of a bottle of yellow paint that you use. You need 88 bottles of this orange paint. How many bottles of red paint will you need and how many bottles of yellow paint will you need? (All bottles are the same size.) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15647)

 Question 303497: It took 30 minutes to give out 75 diplomas last year. How long with it take to give out 90? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28549)
 Question 303497: It took 30 minutes to give out 75 diplomas last year. How long with it take to give out 90? Click here to see answer by julieg94(1)

 Question 303499: Ron can make as many pizzas in 30 minutes as Jess can make in 40 minutes. How long iwll it take to amekt eh same number if they both work? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 303500: Ron can make as many pizzas in 30 minutes as Jess can make in 40 minutes. How long will it take to make the same number if they both work? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 303510: initially, a tank contains 20 gallons of 30% antifreeze solution. how many gallans of 80% antifreeze solution should be added to the tank in order to have the concentration of the antifreeze in the tank increase to 50%? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)
 Question 303510: initially, a tank contains 20 gallons of 30% antifreeze solution. how many gallans of 80% antifreeze solution should be added to the tank in order to have the concentration of the antifreeze in the tank increase to 50%? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 303492: Im thinking of an integer. Half of this integer is more than one third of the next integer. What is this integer? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15647)