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 Question 372324: Carolyn borrowed \$125. If the interest rate is 1.5% per moth on the unpaid balance and she does not pay this debt for 1 year, how much interest will she owe at the end of the year? Click here to see answer by rfer(12666)

 Question 372458: Bill's gas tank is 1/4 full. After he buys 9 gallons of gas, it is 5/8 full. How many gallons can Bill's tank hold? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 372703: There are 600 balls in a box, and 1/3 of the balls are red. How many red balls are in the box? ....I have the answer as 200 red balls but wasnt sure if correct. Click here to see answer by neatmath(300)
 Question 372703: There are 600 balls in a box, and 1/3 of the balls are red. How many red balls are in the box? ....I have the answer as 200 red balls but wasnt sure if correct. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 372716: Easy answers for this... how to figure it out One window washer working alone can wash the windows of a certain building in 15 hours. His partner can do the job in only 10 hours. To the nearest half-hour, how many hours would they need to do the job working together? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 372710: Eighteen minus the quotient of a number and 4 is 54. Click here to see answer by checkley79(3050)

 Question 372817: the animal shelter has only dogs and cat's. there are 25% more dogs than cats. what percentage of the animals at the animal shelter are cats? explain your solution Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 372836: two 5th grade math word problems 1) Christian made some pancakes. She sold 3/5 of them in the morning and 1/4 of the remainder in the afternoon. If she had 300 pancakes left, how many pancakes did she make? 2) Larry spent 1/2 of his money on a camera and another 1/8 on a radio. The camera cost \$120 more than the radio. How much money did he have at first? Thank-you for help! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 373388: Need help please A family of five people has \$200 to spend on fishing rods and fishing license. The spend a total of \$20 on licenses. Assuming the buy 5 identical rods, what is the maximun amount they can spend on each rod? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 373440: carlos worked 31.5 hours at a hospital as a volunteer. this represents 87.5% of his schools requirement for community service. how many hours does his school require for community service Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)
 Question 373440: carlos worked 31.5 hours at a hospital as a volunteer. this represents 87.5% of his schools requirement for community service. how many hours does his school require for community service Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 373384: A line segment 30 centimeters long is divided into two parts which are in the ratio 2 to 3. Find the number of centimeters in the shorter part. I just cant get the formula for this problem correct. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 373401: Two identical jars are filled with equal marbles. The marbles are colored red or white. The ratio of red to white marbles is 7:1 in Jar I and 9:1 in Jar II. If there are 90 white marbles all together, how many red marbles are in Jar II? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 373744: There are 34 cats & dogs total. Cats eat .5 cans of food/day, dogs eat 1.5 cans of food/day. In 1 day, cats & dogs eat 36 cans. How many cats are there? How many dogs are there? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 373827: A doctor's prescription for a daily intake of liquid containing 40 mg of vitamin C and 30 mg of vitamin D. Your pharmacy stocks two liquids that can be used. One contains 20% of vitamin C and 30% vitamin D and the other contains 40% of vitamin C and 20% vitamin D. How many milligrams of each liquid should be mixed to fill the prescription? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 374251: The ratio of the measure of a supplement of an angle to the measure of a complement is 4:1. Find the measure of the angle, the complement and the supplement. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 374373: Of the bake sale items, 1/12 were pies, 1/3 were cakes, and 35 were cupcakes. how many bake sale items were there? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 374578: One recipe for granola makes six servings and requires 2/3 cup of sugar. A similar recipe makes eight servings and calls for 3/4 cup of sugar. Use comparison of rational numbers to determine which recipe contains more sugar per serving. Please Help I do not know who to start. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 374585: In her first basketball game, Tasha made 4 of 10 shots. In her second game, she made 6 of 14 shots. In which game did she have the better shooting percentage? Explain. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 374579: Find the product of ½ and ¼ in fraction form. Then write the fractions ½ and ¼ in decimal form and find the product in decimal form. Which product is more accurate? Explain your answer. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 374548: This seems to simple to be what I think...but maybe that is the point.... If 20 typists type 20 pages in 20 minutes , how many typists are needed to type 40 pages in 40 minutes? How many pages can 10 typists type in 10 minutes? It can't be as simple as 40 typists and 10 pages..... Thank you Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 374689: please i need help how would i solve this? --> a store is selling television sets at a 30% discount. a particular set on sale costs \$252. what was the original price? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 374681: how do you solve this? --> a jacket costs \$120 which includes a 5% sales tax. what was the cost of the jacket without the tax? Click here to see answer by rfer(12666)

 Question 374748: if you go on a motorcycle ride of 90 miles in the mountains and 3.5ths of it is downhill..how many miles are not downhill? Click here to see answer by rfer(12666)

 Question 373610: The two numbers whose sum is -10 and whose product is 24 are Click here to see answer by music.chick(1)

 Question 374680: How do I solve this word problem. --> for every two widgets i buy at regular price, i can buy a third widget for \$4. i bought 9 widgets for a total of \$909. find, in dollars, the regular price of a widget. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15659)

 Question 375200: original price is 125.00 the discount percent is55% the amount of the discount??? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 375446: A RECORD ALBUM IS 3/16 of an inch thick.How many albums can be stacked to fit in a box 12 in.high? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 376059: The ratio of girls to boys in Mr. Maddox’s class of 20 students is 3:2. The ratio of girls to boys in Ms. Wood’s class of 17 students is 2:1. Which teacher has more girls? How many more girls? Pleas help Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 376081: If the population of bacteria doubles every 30 min,how long would it take for the population to triple. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 376080: Several layers of plastic are stacked together.Each layer reduces the light passing through it by 5%(percent).How many layers of plastic are needed to reduce the intensity to only 1% of the original light. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 376317: Two angles are complementary, the sum of the measure of the first angle and one forth the second angle is 62.25 degrees find the measure of the angles Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 376445: HOw many oz. of a metal containing 66% silver must be combined with 3 oz. of a metal containing 90% sivler to form an alloy containing 85% silver? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 378009: the ratio of men to women at a company is 4 to 5. how many males employees are there if the company has 135 employess Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 378004: What is each unit price of Dog food 35.2 pounds for \$40.48 17.6 pounds for \$19.45 3.5 pounds for \$4.27 Click here to see answer by rfer(12666)

 Question 378080: at an iceskating performance, there are 2/5 as many adults as children. among the children, the ratio of school children to non school children toddlers is 7:1. find the number of non school children toddlers if the total number of people in the audience is 2800 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 378002: When entering data into his computer, pat can type four pages in 24 minutes. Give his rate in a. Pages per minute? B. Minutes per page? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)