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 Question 438652: This year's soybean cop of 224,000 tons represents an increase of 40% over last year's crop. How many tons of soybean were produced last year? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 438746: If you were making \$5.00 per hour at your job and got a raise to \$5.75 per hour, what percentage increase was your raise? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 438438: A triangular region has a perimeter of 66 meters. the first side is 2/3 of the second side. the third side is 14 meters shorter than the second side. what are the lengths of the three sides of the triangular region Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 438912: At a particular time, the ratio of the height of an object that is perpendicular to the ground to the length of its shadow is the same for all objects. If a 30-ft tree casts a shadow of 12 ft, how tall is a tree that casts a shadow of 14 ft? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 439005: Malpractice insurance premiums at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia increased from \$8 million in 1998 to \$21 million in 2003. Calculate the percent change in malpractice increase premiums over this 5-year period. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 438158: Sharing fruit. Apples are collected in a basket for six people. One third, one fourth, one eighth, and one fifth of the apples are given to four people, respectively. The fifth person gets ten apples, and one apple remains for the sixth person. Find the original number of apples in the basket. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 439182: There are 20 kids in the second grade class. 1/3 of them are boys. What is the fraction for the number of girls? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 438255: Tom and Trish go see a movie the total cost is 13.50. They get the tickets for 60% off. How much was each ticket? thanks to any suggestions/responses. I'm not the greatest in math an this is such a lifeesave (: Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 436727: A survey of 900 Amercians found that 680 had confidence in the economy. If 80% of the women and 70% of the men surveyed expressed confidence in the economy, then how many women were surveyed? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 436676: The ratio of the weight of an object on planet A to the weight of the same object on planet B is 100 to 3. if the elephanet weight 300 pounds on planet A, find the elephanet's weight on planet B Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 436587: phil randomly choose the answers to the last two questions on a mulyiply test . Each question has four possible answers. What is the problably that Phil guess both answers correctly ? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 439997: The price of oil recently went from \$10.80 to \$13.50 per case of 12 quarts. Find the ratio of the increase in price of the original price. The ratio is ___. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 436515: By weight, the ratio of chlorine to sodium in table salt is 35.46 to 23.00. How much sodium is contained in 50.00kg of salt A house plan uses a scale of 5mm to 1m i)What dimensions on a plan would represent a room measuring 4m x 3.6m? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 440537: during a christmas sale, the price of dried fruits and nuts per kilo was reduced by 40% . Santa Banta decides to increase the weight of the dried fruits and nuts so that he spends the same amount on dried fruits and nuts, which he would have spent it before the sale. by approximately what percent he needs to increase the weight of dried fruits and nuts that he buys? Please show me the working out. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 440566: Wilma's and Betty's pools both hold 10000 gallons of water. If Wilma's garden hose fills at a rate of 650 gallons per hour and Betty's at 600 gallons per hour, how much longer will it take Betty's pool to fill than Wilma's? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 440666: The ratio of the numerator to the denominator of a certain fraction is five to eight. If five is subtracted from the numerator and four is added to the denominator, the new fraction reduces to one-half. What is the original fraction? A. 40/52 B. 30/60 C.35/56 Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 441024: Tom's mom ran on her treadmill at 12 miles per hour for 15 minutes and at 6 miles per hour for 20 minutes. What was the total distance, in miles, that Tom's mom ran? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 441164: Doris invested some money at 4% and some money at 7%. She invested \$6,000 more at 7% than she did at 4%. Her total yearly interest from two investments was \$750. How much did Doris invest at each rate? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 445773: The markeup over dealer's cost of a new car ranges from 11% to 23%. If the sticker price is \$19,000, over what range will the dealer's cost vary? The dealers's cost ranges from __% to __%, inclusive Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 444805: During the sale, Rochelle brought a certain amount of shopping money. she spent \$2,200 for rubber shoes and 2/3 of what remained for a pair of slippers. After that, she spent 1/3 of what is still left for books. how much shopping money does she have, if only \$350 is left after those purchases? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 444581: The number of girls in Jo's class exceded the number of boys by 8. If there were 36 pupils in the class how many were girls and how many were boys? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 443563: Joseph is the manager of a trust. he invested 30% of a clients cash in government bonds that earn 6.5% annual simple interest, 30% in utility stocks that earn 7% annual simple interest, and the remainder in an account that earns 8% annual simple interest. The total annual interest earned from the investments was 5437.50. Find the total amount invested. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 434599: Robin ran 5 1/3 miles on Sunday, 2 1/4 miles on Tuesday, and 3 1/2 miles on Friday. How far did she run during the week? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 434987: there are two girls for every boy in a class. what is the perecntage of girls in the class Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 434367: In 2001 the U.S. population was approximately 285,000,000 people; North Carolina acounted for approximately 2.85% of the total. If 12% of North carolinas population was 65 years or older, how many people in North carolina were in this age group? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 441997: The average price of a certain brand of new television dropped from \$3,000 in January to \$2,400 in September. Find the rate of change in the average price of the television. Click here to see answer by olujani(2)

 Question 443560: Mae Jackson has a total of \$6000 invested in two simple interest accounts. The annual simple interest rate on one account is 9%. The annual simple interest rate on the second account is 6%. How much is invested in each account if both accounts earn the same amount of interest? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 434084: When a person falls through the ice on a lake, the cold water removes body temperature 25 times faster that air at the same temperature. To survive, a person has between 30 to 90 seconds to get out of the water. How long could a person remain in air at the same temperature? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 433963: The ratio of the side lengths of a rectangle with an area of 80 square yards is 4:1. Which of the following is closest to the length, in yards, of the longer side of the rectangle? a) 10 b) 16 c) 18 d) 32 e)40 Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 434102: I collect hats and I gave 1/4 of them to my friend and still had 63 left. How many did I start with? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 433468: soybean meal is 12% protein cornmeal is 6% protein. How many pounds of each to get a 240lb mix at 7% protein? # of pounds of cornmeal # of pounds of soybean Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 433392: The daily circulation of the largest newspaper in the country is about 1.75 million. The daily circulation of the third largest newspaper in the country is about 1.02 million. Express the relative difference using a percentage. Use the second given value as the reference value. Also, write a statement describing the result. a. The relative difference between the largest and third largest newspaper in the country is ___% (Round to the nearest integer as needed.) b. The largest newspaper has ___% more circulation than the third largest. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 435331: What is 7% of \$550? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 441118: the sale tax rate in dallas texas is 1% for the city, 1% for dallas county and 6.25% for the state, find the total amount paid for 5 shrubs at \$19.95 each. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 446525: I correctly answered 27 questions, which was 90% of the questions on the test. How many questions did I not answer correctly? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 443554: a university alumni association invested part of 20,000 in preferred stock that earns 8% annual simple interest, and the remainder in a municipal bond that earns 7% annual simple interest. The amount of interest earned each year is 1520. How much was invested in each account? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 442802: The greatest number of tornados in a region occurs in June and the fewest number occurs in December. The average number of tornadoes in June is 4 Less than 13 times the average number of tornados in December. If the difference between the average number of tornados in june and December is 100, determine the average number of tornados in December and June. Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 442068: Please help me solve this: Two numbers are in the ratio 3:4. One fourth of their sum is 35/4. Find the numbers. Thank you in advance! Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 446618: You invested money in two funds. Last year, the first fund paid a dividend of 9% and the second a dividend of 3%, and you received a total of \$900. This year, the first fund paid a 10% dividend and the second paid 1%, and you received a total of \$800. How much money did you invest in each fund? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 442066: a canoest can paddle at the rate of 8mph in calm water. traveling with the current the canoe traveled 30 miles in the same amount of time it took to travel 18 mi against the current find the rate of the current Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 442061: Please help me solve this word problem: One fourth of a number is 8 more than one sixth of the number. Find the number. Thank you very much! Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 441745: Carla paid \$462.25 for text books with 7.5 percent sale tax included, what was the price of the books without the sales tax? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 441723: A does 1/2 as much as B in 3/4 of the time . if together they take 18 days to complete the work, how much time shall B take to do it options- 30,35,40 plz solve without using x and y Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

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