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 Question 402790: convert 0.49% to a decimal Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31513)

 Question 402841: Hello, How do I write a ratio that expresses 1/2 to 1/5? Thank you. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28705)

 Question 402838: How do I write a ratio that expresses 1 stamp for every dollar of purchase? Click here to see answer by sofiyac(695)

 Question 402277: How much water must be evaporated from 32 ounces of a 5% salt solution to make a 8% salt solution? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 402276: A winery has a vat with two pipes leading to it. The inlet pipe can fill the vat in 3 hours, while the outlet pipe can empty it in 5 hours. How long will it take to fill the vat if both pipes are left open? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 402950: The Kinetic energy K or a moving object varies jointly with its mass m and the square of the velocity v. If an object weighing 27 kilograms and moving with a velocity of 10 meters per second has a kinetic energy of 1,350 Joules, find its kinetic energy when the velocity is 23 meters per second. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)
 Question 402950: The Kinetic energy K or a moving object varies jointly with its mass m and the square of the velocity v. If an object weighing 27 kilograms and moving with a velocity of 10 meters per second has a kinetic energy of 1,350 Joules, find its kinetic energy when the velocity is 23 meters per second. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 402993: 36.5 million people were foreign born. the total population is 283 million. what percentage of the population was foreign born? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57960)

 Question 403263: You make a purchase for \$670. You later found out you paid 30% over market value. What is the amount you should have purchased the item? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57960)

 Question 403411: 1/2+2/3+3/4-(4/5*5/6)= it is not a ratio question Click here to see answer by sofiyac(695)

 Question 403343: Nancy bought a pair of shoes for \$67.50. This price included an 8% sales tax. What did the shoes cost without tax? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 403814: In a fraction word problem how can I tell when to subtract or divide Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31513)

 Question 403959: Jane wishes to invest \$10,000 for 1 year.Part of it is to be invested at 5% and the rest at 6% If \$560 interest is earned, how much is invested at each rate? Click here to see answer by rfer(12729)

 Question 404214: Last month, a factory produced 800 television sets. This month, the same factory produced 1,064 televisoion sets. The increase in production from last month to this month is? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 404435: A student scored five points more on the second quiz than he did on the first quiz. He scored eleven points lower on the third quiz than on the first one. If the average of all three is 70. What was the score on the first quiz? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 404611: If the ratio of my age now to my age 6 years ago is 3:2, then my age 4 years from now will be??? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 404693: Express the following as a ratio: Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 404696: Express the following as a ratio: Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 404700: Express the following percent as a ratio: 0.25% Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 404737: In a particular class of 23 students, 10 are men. What fraction of the students in the class are men? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)
 Question 404737: In a particular class of 23 students, 10 are men. What fraction of the students in the class are men? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31513)

 Question 404716: Solve for X in the following proportion: Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31513)

 Question 404741: Simplify: 10.6^2 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28705)

 Question 404715: Solve for X in the following proportion: Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28705)

 Question 404924: 58% of what number is 174? can you set up and solve an equation so I can understand how it is done. thank you! Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 404979: I could really use some help with this: "The sum of the numerator and denominator of a fraction is 40. If 3 is added to the numerator, and 2 added to the denominator, the new fraction is equal to 4/5. What is the original fraction? " Click here to see answer by stanbon(57960)

 Question 405519: A 40 foot beam is to be cut in two. If one portion is one third the length of the other portion, what are the two length of the portions? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 405810: There are 36 Colored pencils, they are either red or green. for every green pencil, there are 3 red pencils. How many Red pencils are there? I figured the answer to be: 27 = Red 9 = Green The only problem is that I cannot figure out the formula to do so. I had to physically draw it out and cancel one figure per 3 sets. Help?! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57960)

 Question 406409: a dress is on sale for \$45 but its normally \$72. what percentage decrease in price? Click here to see answer by rfer(12729)

 Question 406555: The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 5 to 6. If there are 90 girls how many boys are there? Click here to see answer by rfer(12729)

 Question 406656: The original price of the book was decreased by 20% two times in one year. It now cost \$180 less than the original price. What was the original price? Click here to see answer by J2R2R(94)

 Question 406998: I have 3 1/3 bags of peanuts and i want to give 1/3 bag each to 15 people. Do I have enough peanuts? Can you please show me how you got the answer. Thank you Click here to see answer by rfer(12729)

 Question 407200: Cory made sandwiches for a picnic.1/6 were cheese sandwiches, 1/3 were peanut butter sandwiches, and 9 were ham sandwiches. How many sandwiches did Cory make altogether? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 406655: A dress cost \$100. The price went up by y% - and then y% discount was offered. The current price of a dress is Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 407307: How many shelves 11 1/4 inches long can be cut from a 10 foot board? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31513)

 Question 406882: Sarah traveled a total of 2,100 km. She covered 15% by plane, and the remaining distance by road. How many kilometers did she cover by each mode of transport? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 407408: Mary spent 2/5 of her money and had \$60 left. How much did she have at first. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28705)

 Question 407500: Two gallons of milk contain 2% butterfat. How many quarts of milk should be drained and replaced by pure butterfat to prodice a solution of two gallons of milk containing 5% butterfat? Click here to see answer by graphmatics(170)

 Question 408518: on a road trip from Bostom to Miami, Nancy stopped in Baltimore which is 390 miles from Boston. If baltimore is 0.26 of the trip to miami, how far is it from Boston to Miami? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57960)

 Question 408731: When an item costs \$12, for at least what price should it be sold if the profit is to be at least 20% of its selling price? Click here to see answer by rfer(12729)

 Question 408792: how many ppm is 0.08 Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 408897: can you simplify 90/100 Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 408913: seven of the 42 men who have served as president of the united states were born in ohio What fraction of these men were NOT born in ohio? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 409256: WHAT NUMBER IS 16% OF 70? HOW DO I WORK THIS OUT Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 409849: A repairman purchased several furnace-blower motors for a total cost of \$210. If his cost per motor has been \$5 less, he could have purchased 1 additonal motor. How many motors did he buy at regular rate? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6755)

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