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 Question 423944: If 1/3 of a sum of money is \$21, what is the sum of money? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 424153: The ratio of foxes to rabbits in Deerfield Forest Preserve is 2 to 9. If there are 35 fewer foxes than rabbits, then how many of each are there? multiple choices answers are a. 45 rabbits and 10 foxes b. 55 rabbits and 20 foxes c. 40 rabbits and 5 foxes d. 90 rabbits and 20 foxes e. 55 rabbits and 15 foxes Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 425173: Sandy Lindelof installed an electronic alarm and several simple auto-theft devices in her car. As a result her auto insurance policy premium was reduced by 14.2% to \$137.79 per month. Find the amount of her insurance premium before installing these devices. I am having trouble with the fomula Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 425172: a number was reduced by 14.2% to 137.79. What is the number? And what is the shortest fomula? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 425137: One number is 3/4 of another number. Their sum is 63. Find the numbers With this question the "of" part is throwing me off. I'm not sure what do here. Please help me. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 425270: the ratio of men to women in a certain factory is 3 to 4 there are 222 men......how many workers are there? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 426056: how to find the original price by only konw th 60% discount? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 426074: The population of Winchester increased from 3000 to 3600. Find the percent of increase. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 426073: There are 15 men and 10 women in an introductory literature class. Write the ratio of men to women. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 426071: The weight of muscles in a human body is 40% of total body weight. A person weighs 225 lbs. What do the muscles weigh? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 426908: The ratio of apples in Barbara's store to those in Mark's store was 8:1. Barbara gave half her apples to Mark, and then Mark had 6 more apples than Barbara. How many apples did Barbara have first? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 426999: if the pattern continues, what is the value of y when x =5 Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 427020: The average age of a group of teachers and students is 20. The average age of the teachers is 35. The average age of the is 15. What s the ratio of teachers to students The answer need to be a fraction in simplest form, Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 427280: What is the mixed fraction of 6/3. thank you yours faithfully: Vineet Click here to see answer by Gogonati(809)

 Question 427285: the ratio of income of two persons is 9:7 and ratio of thier expendature is 4:3. If each one of them saves Rs.200per month.Find their monthly incomes? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 427621: The denominator of a fraction is 2 more than the numerator. if 1 is added to both the fraction reduces to 4\5. find the fraction Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 427655: Maude and Marliyn each earned 26.40 per day from their summer jobs. Maude was assigned more respnsibikliby and then earned 29.60 per day if they each worked 65 days and together earned 3528.00 how long did maude work at the higher rate? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 427938: If the ratio of one side of a certain rectangle to the adjacent side is 4:3, what would the ratio of the perimeter to the diagonal be? A- 4:5 B- 5:14 C- 7:5 D- 14:25 E- CANNOT BE DETERMINED Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 427942: A cookie recipe calls for 2/3 cup sugar to make 24 two-inch cookies. According to this recipe, how many cups of sugar should be used to make 60 two inch cookies.? A. 5/9 B. 1 C. 1 1/5 D. 1 2/3 E. 3 1/6 Click here to see answer by shree840(260)

 Question 427998: Guess what percentage of the world's population could be packed into a cubical box measuring 1/2 mile on each side. Assume that the world's population is 6.6 billion and that the volume of a typical person is about 2 cubic feet. Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 428643: There are 1200 pupils in a secondary school. The ratio if girls to boys is 5:7. How many boys and girls are there in the school? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 428725: Hello, My math question is this The length of a rectangle is 1 centimeter shorter than twice the width. It has an area of 45 square centimeters. What is the perimeter? Please help Click here to see answer by checkley79(3050)

 Question 428845: a tean won 3 of its first 7 games. By winning all its remaining games, it ended with 6 wins out of every 7 games played. In all, how many games did the team play? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 429036: The school track team has 15 girls and 18 boys. What is the ratio of the number of girls on the track team to the total number of track team members? Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 429075: the number of complaints fell from 50 per month to 35 per month after the training seminar. what was the percent of decrease? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 429539: If twice a number added to 3 is divided by the number 9, the result is five thirds.Find the number? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 429654: If twice a number added to 3 is divided by the number plus 9, the result is five thirds. Find the number Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 429790: 1 lb. soy meal has 14% protein 1 lb. corn meal has 7% protein How many pounds of each is mixed together for a total weight of 280 lbs. with a 11% protein Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 429790: 1 lb. soy meal has 14% protein 1 lb. corn meal has 7% protein How many pounds of each is mixed together for a total weight of 280 lbs. with a 11% protein Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 429877: A total of \$6000 is invested. Part at 8% and the remainder at 14%. How much is invested at each rate if the annual interest is \$780 Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 430092: how many gallons of a 90% antifreeze solution must be mixed with 60 gallons of 10% antifreeze to get a mixture that is 80% antifreeze? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57285)

 Question 430144: Sue Tomas has group insurance. she was charged \$75 for an office visit and \$25.00 for a complete blood count, totaling \$100.00. her group insurance paid 80% of the charges. how much did they pay? i want to know how to solve it Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 430685: the price of a dress is marked down 30%. then it is marked down an additional 20%. find a single percent discount equal to these two successive discounts. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 430949: The ratio of men to women working at a factory Smythe Manufacturing Plant is 4:5. If there are 36 men, how many women are there? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 430996: Priscilla drinks an average of 2/3 quart of water for each mile she walks. How many quarts of water will she drink if she walks 2/3 miles? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 431231: I need to know how to find what 1/5 of 1 1/3 is Click here to see answer by algebrahouse.com(1079)

 Question 431374: in 1975 the price of a frosty refrigerator was \$480. a codwell refrigerator sold for \$545. the price of a frosty went up \$38 annually while the codwell went up \$25 annually. in what year did the two refrigerators sell for the same price? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 431373: kevin started running the first week in januray. He ran 4 miles 3 days a week. Greg strated running the secong week of january. He ran 3 miles 5 times a week. By the end of what week had they run the same distance? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)

 Question 431842: Music is created when tones are produced separately or together. The frequency of these tones is measured in cycles per second. Musical instruments are normally tuned with equal temperament, with the note A above middle C on a piano having a frequency of 440 cycles per second. To create a major or a minor chord, three notes need to be played at the same time. The ratio of note frequencies for a major chord is 4:5:6, while the ratio for a minor chord is 10:12:15. What is the frequency ratio (in cycles per second) of the middle note of a major chord to the middle note of a minor chord? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)