# Questions on Word Problems: Problems on percentages, ratios, and fractions answered by real tutors!

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems -> Questions on Word Problems: Problems on percentages, ratios, and fractions answered by real tutors!      Log On

 Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help! Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations!

 Word Problems: Problems on percentages, ratios, and fractions Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Question 59628: A dishwasher is marked "reduced by 35%, now only \$240.00." Find the original price of the dishwasher. Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 59627: Sue's house is worth 9% more than it was last year. If Sue's house is worth \$195,000 this year, how much was it worth last year? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 59516: (76) Magazine sales. A company specializing in magazine sales over the telephone found that in 2500 phone calls, 360 resulted in sales and were made by male callers, and 480 resulted in sales and were made by female callers. If the company gets twice as many sales per call with a woman’s voice than with man’s voice, then how many of the 2500 calls were made by female? Please help! I am stuck on this problems for hours! Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 59730: At the local community college, 1/4 of the undergraduates commute, 1/10 of the undergrads commute more than 40 miles daily, and 1/6 of the graduate students drive more than 40 miles daily. If there are twice as many undergraduate stuents as there are graduate students, then what fraction of the commuters drive more than 40 miles a day? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 59614: Mike has a 93% average in test, 91% average in quizzes. If the teacher weights the grade as follows: Tests - 65%; Quizzes - 25%; Final - 10%. What is this student's current average? What does the student need to earn on the final in order to earn an A? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 59795: What rate of interest, to the nearest tenth of a percent, compounded quarterly is needed for an investment of \$1500 to grow to \$2700 in 10 years? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 59840: YIELD RIGHT OF WAY SINGNS USED IN THE US ARE TRIANGLES. THE AREA OF THE SIGN IS ABOUT 558 SQUARE INCHES. THE HEIGHT OF THE SIGN IS ABOUT 5 INCHES LESS THAN ITS BASE. DETERMINE THE LENGTH OF THE BASE OF THE YIELD RIGHT OF WAY SIGN. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 59895: Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 59902: Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 59953: One number is 3 times another. If the sum of their reciprocals is 4/21, find the two numbers. Click here to see answer by praseena(37)
 Question 59953: One number is 3 times another. If the sum of their reciprocals is 4/21, find the two numbers. Click here to see answer by chitra(359)

 Question 59963: A student receives his grade report from a local community college, but the GPA is smudged. He took the following classes: a 2 hour credit art, a 3 hour credit history, a 4 hour credit science course, a 3 hour credit mathematics course, and a 1 hour science lab. He received a “B” in the art class, an “A” in the history class, a “C” in the science class, a “B” in the mathematics class, and an “A” in the science lab. What was his GPA if the letter grades are based on a 4 point scale? (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 59962: Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 60741: Employees of a discount appliance store receive an additional 20% off of the lowest price on an item. If an employee purchases a dishwasher during a 15% off sale, how much will he pay if the dishwasher originally cost \$450? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 61065: if sally can paint a house in 4 hrs, and john can paint the asame house in 6 hrs, how long will it take for both of them to apint the house together? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 61065: if sally can paint a house in 4 hrs, and john can paint the asame house in 6 hrs, how long will it take for both of them to apint the house together? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 61317: N IS 58% OF 955.0 HOW TO SOLVE Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 61456: Please help solve this problem: the Playstation is coming! Even though the premium version of the PS3 is retailing for \$600, the cost of buying one on Ebay is currently around \$1500. What percentage of increase is this? I think the answer is 150%. Is this correct? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 61807: The sales price of a car is \$12,590, which is 20% off the original price. What is the original price? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 61828: in the households of the early settlers, porridge was a common meal. will and emma were making porridge for breakfast one morning. will contributed 200 grams of cereal toward the porridge and emma contributed 300 grams. their friend, logan joined them but he did not have any food to contribute so he gave them 50 cents for his share of food. when will and emma tried to split the 50 cents from logan they could not decide what would be fair. how do you thin they should divide the 50 cents? a fair answer is not 20 and 30 cents Click here to see answer by Bonycells(3)

 Question 62077: I need your help!! I can't figure out this word problem!! George can install new wiring for a company in 3 hours. It takes Pete 4 hours to do the same job. How long will it take if they work together? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 62143: Express as a percent and a fraction: 1. 0.35 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 62134: Express as a fraction and a decimal: 1. 56% Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 62461: A 3-foot pole casts a shadow of 9 feet. How tall is a tree with a shadow of 12 feet? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 62600: supposed that a test for a disease correctly gives results for 97% of those having the disease and correctly gives negative results for 94% of those who dont haave the disease. SUppose also that the incidence of the disease is 1%. Of the people who test positive what percentage actually have the desease Click here to see answer by 303795(595)

 Question 62889: Suppose that four times the square of a number equals 20 times that number. what is the number? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 62888: Suppose that the width of a certain rectangle is three-fourths of its length, and the area of thaat same rectangle is 108 square meters. Find the length and the width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 63236: Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. I'm really bad at word problems. On the first day of school, the percentage of boys in a particular class is 60%. During the school year, six girls move away, and are replaced in the class by six boys; this makes the class roster 75% boys. Find the number of boys and girls in the class on the first day of school. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 63313: The question: A collection of marbles has been divided into three different sets. The middle-sized set is two times the size of the smallest set, and the largest set is three times as large as the middle-sized set. What percent describes each part of the total marble collection? Can this problem be answered with the information given? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)
 Question 63313: The question: A collection of marbles has been divided into three different sets. The middle-sized set is two times the size of the smallest set, and the largest set is three times as large as the middle-sized set. What percent describes each part of the total marble collection? Can this problem be answered with the information given? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 63394: A treasure is located at a point along a straight road with towns A, B, C and D on it in that order. A map gives the following instructions for locating the treasure: a) start at town A, and go 1/2 of the way to C. b) then go 1/3 of the way to D. c) then go 1/4 of the way to B, and dig for the treasure. If AB= 6 miles, BC= 8 miles, and the treasure is buried midway between A and D, find the distance from C to D. Can this be done? Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 63426: 1/4 of undergrads commute. 1/3 of graduates commute. 1/10 of undergrads drive greater than 40 miles daily. 1/6 of graduates drive greater than 40 miles daily. If there are twice as many undergrads as grads what fraction of commuters drive greater than 40 miles daily. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 63692: Please solve the following problem using the a)Arithmetic method and proportional relationship method. 1. In mixing fuel for a 4 cycle motor, one must mix 4 parts of oil with 16 parts gasoline. How much oil is needed to mix with 24 liters of gasoline. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 60452: If a book is 80 square inches How many 1x1x1 centimeter trianles wwould it take to cover the book? Each side of the triangle is 1 centimeter and 2.54 centimeters equal one inch. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 64010: Can you help with this word problem. Thanks 1.) Suppose that \$4,000 is invested at 7% compounded weekly. How much money will be in the account in 10 years? (show equation used to find your answer) 2.) In 2002, the estimated population of Ethiopia was 68 million with an annual growth of 2.8% compounded continuously. Based on this information, what will the population of Ethiopia be in 2020? (show equation used to find your answer) Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)
 Question 64010: Can you help with this word problem. Thanks 1.) Suppose that \$4,000 is invested at 7% compounded weekly. How much money will be in the account in 10 years? (show equation used to find your answer) 2.) In 2002, the estimated population of Ethiopia was 68 million with an annual growth of 2.8% compounded continuously. Based on this information, what will the population of Ethiopia be in 2020? (show equation used to find your answer) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 64208: For a fixed rate, a fixed principal amount, and a fixed compounding cycle, the return is an exponential function of time. Using the formula, A=P(1+r/n)^nt, let r = 10%, P = 1, and n = 1 and give the coordinates (t,A) for the points where t = 0,1,2,3,4. Round your answer to the hundreth's place. Show graph Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 64550: The ratio of the length of a side of one square to that of another square is 4:7. A side of the smaller square is 12 ft. Find the length of a side of the larger square. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 64720: sam.matt,and travis are playing a game, they each toss 1 quarter and 1 dime. in order to take a step forward, one of sams coins must show tails and one must show heads; mats coins must show two tails, and travis coins must show two heads. The player who is first to reach the finish line wins. which player is most likely to win the game? prove your answer Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 65040: American Products plans to lay off 10% of it's employees in its aerospace division and 15% of its employees in its agricultural division. If altogehter 12%of the 3000 employess in thes two divisions will be laid off, then how many employees are in each division? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 65167: Given the formula 1/Rr = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + R3 for the resistance of a circuit, determine the resistance R3 if Rr = 3 3/7 ohms, R1 = 6 ohms, and R2 = 3 ohms. The lowercase r and the 1, 2,and 3 with the capital R's are subscripts. Thank you for your time! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

 Question 65331: a rectangle is three times as long as it is wide. If its lenght and width are both decreased by 2 cm, its area is decreased by 36cm(2). Find its original dimensions. Make a sketch. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 65462: In a large herd of not hunted caribou, one-third of the adults are males. In a recent sampling of 1860 adult caribou from the herd, 21% of the males of the herd and 36% of the females from the herd were counted. How many adult caribou are in the herd? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57205)

Older solutions: 1..45, 46..90, 91..135, 136..180, 181..225, 226..270, 271..315, 316..360, 361..405, 406..450, 451..495, 496..540, 541..585, 586..630, 631..675, 676..720, 721..765, 766..810, 811..855, 856..900, 901..945, 946..990, 991..1035, 1036..1080, 1081..1125, 1126..1170, 1171..1215, 1216..1260, 1261..1305, 1306..1350, 1351..1395, 1396..1440, 1441..1485, 1486..1530, 1531..1575, 1576..1620, 1621..1665, 1666..1710, 1711..1755, 1756..1800, 1801..1845, 1846..1890, 1891..1935, 1936..1980, 1981..2025, 2026..2070, 2071..2115, 2116..2160, 2161..2205, 2206..2250, 2251..2295, 2296..2340, 2341..2385, 2386..2430, 2431..2475, 2476..2520, 2521..2565, 2566..2610, 2611..2655, 2656..2700, 2701..2745, 2746..2790, 2791..2835, 2836..2880, 2881..2925, 2926..2970, 2971..3015, 3016..3060, 3061..3105, 3106..3150, 3151..3195, 3196..3240, 3241..3285, 3286..3330, 3331..3375, 3376..3420, 3421..3465, 3466..3510, 3511..3555, 3556..3600, 3601..3645, 3646..3690, 3691..3735, 3736..3780, 3781..3825, 3826..3870, 3871..3915, 3916..3960, 3961..4005, 4006..4050, 4051..4095, 4096..4140, 4141..4185, 4186..4230, 4231..4275, 4276..4320, 4321..4365, 4366..4410, 4411..4455, 4456..4500, 4501..4545, 4546..4590, 4591..4635, 4636..4680, 4681..4725, 4726..4770, 4771..4815, 4816..4860, 4861..4905, 4906..4950, 4951..4995, 4996..5040, 5041..5085, 5086..5130, 5131..5175, 5176..5220