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 Question 538927: the sum of two numbers is 1. one number is 3/8 greater than the other. what are the tow numbers? Click here to see answer by boilpoil(127)

 Question 539390: The coach conducted basketball practice for 2 hours. 3/8 of that time was spent on deffensive drills. what fractional part of an hour was spent on deffensive drills? thaks for the help! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 539445: the tank on a lawn mower has a capacity of 7/8 gallons. what fractional part of a gallon is the tank when it is half full? thanks ! Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 539499: the ratio of boys to girls in history class is 4 to 5. How many girls are in the class if there ar 12 boys in the class? explain Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 314616: A class has 21 students.The ratio of girls to boys is 4:3.How many girls are there in the class? Click here to see answer by amikalp(1)

 Question 540592: If a crew of 3 people take 2 ½ hours to clean a house, then how long should a crew of 2 take to clean the same house? Assume that all people in the cleaning crew work at the same steady rate. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 540821: A sum of money was shared between Alvin, Zachary and Philip in the ratio 2:5:3 respectively. After Zachary spent 20% of his money, he had \$196 less than the total amount of money that Alvin and Philip had. What was the total amount of money the three boys had in the beginning? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)

 Question 540822: A tank measuring 20 cm by 12 cm by 15 cm was filled with some water. The ratio of the volume of water in the tank to the volume of water in a tub was 5:2. When 1/10 of the water in the tank was poured into the tub, the volume of water in the tub increased by 12 cm^3. What fraction of the tank was not filled with water in the beginning? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 541087: the price of an item is \$37.80. this includes 8% tax. Find the price before tax was applied. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 541166: The age of son and father are in the ratio 1:4. after 6 years the ratio of their ages become 3:5. what is the present age of son Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6513)

 Question 541213: The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in a club was 9:8. 1/2 of the number of girls left the club and there were 15 more boys than girls. a. How many children were in the club at first? b. How many girls left the club? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 541297: if 20% of a number is 8, what is 25% of the number Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 541294: The pocket money of Joan and Joyce are in the ratio10:8, If Joan has Rs. 20 more than Joyce, find the pocket money ofeach one? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 541381: i inherit £1170 but i save some and spend the rest, the ratio of savings:spending is 7:6 but how much did i spend and how much did i save? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 541562: carlos got an 84% on his math test with 25 problems . Write a fraction to show how many questions he got right. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15657)

 Question 541573: determine the number or calories a 150lb person would have to eat to obtain enough energy to swim for 30 minutes at a speed of 2 mph Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 541983: Heidi left a 12% tip of \$2.76 on a meal. What was the cost of the meal before the tip? What was the total cost of the meal including the meal? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 542405: alc=-.015x^3+1.05x gives the alcohol level in a person's bloodstream x hours after drinking 8oz of 100 proof whiskey. if the level exceeds 1.5 the person is legally drunk. would the person be drunk after 2 hours? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 542496: gillian put \$100 in a bank account that compounds at 4% annually. how much money does she have in 2 years? Click here to see answer by friesr(113)

 Question 542930: in a class 2\5's of the students wear glasses. if ten students wear glasses,how many students do not wear glasses? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 543518: You are given two different circles. The diameter of the first circle is the radius of the second circle. What is the ratio of the area of the larger circle to the area of the smaller circle? Your answer should be in a form of a simplified fraction. Show or explain how you got your answer. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 543579: If you add 20% of a number to itself, what percent of the result would you have to subtract to get the original number back? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 543574: Gail receives a 7% raise last year. If her salary is now \$27285, what was her salary last year? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 543677: If I buy a skateboard for \$90.00, and it was 55% off, what was the original price? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 544071: 25 litres of salt solution contain 6% salt. How many litres of water must be added so as to get a resultant solution containing 5% salt. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 544398: Joe and Blue are making blocks. A rectangular wooden block measuring 8cmx5cmx3cm is painted blue and then cut into 120 cubes, each with an edge of 1cm. How many of these cubes are painted blue on exactly one of their faces? Click here to see answer by friesr(113)

 Question 544126: Simplify this expression: 16 + 28 ÷ 2 – 6 10 – 4 x 2 Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 544649: find an equation of the line having the given slope and containing the given point m=2/3, (1,-6) Click here to see answer by friesr(113)
 Question 544649: find an equation of the line having the given slope and containing the given point m=2/3, (1,-6) Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 544840: Kate gets a 15% discount on the price of any item in the clothing store where she works. How much will she pay for a dress that at \$58? Click here to see answer by saifoo.khan(162)

 Question 544845: The Smith's spend 33 1/3 of the take-home pay for food. If they take home \$504 a week, how much do they spend each week for food? Click here to see answer by saifoo.khan(162)

 Question 544846: Calvin made a down payment of 12 1/2 on a used car that cost \$2,400. How much was the down payment? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 544843: A computer that sold for \$1,200 last year is now on sale for 15% less. What is the price of the computer this year? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 544842: At the last census, the population of Franklin County was 1.2 million people. At the next census, the population of the county is expected to increase by 10%. What will be the new population of Franklin County? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)

 Question 545132: A pair of jeans is on sale for \$31.00. The original price was \$46.99. Which is the best estimate of the discount? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 545336: 1650 students take an english exam. If 42% fail the exam, how many students failed the exam? how many students passed. (could you show me how to do this problem?) Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 240832: If a discount of 20% off the retail price of a desk saves Mark \$45, how much did he pay for the desk? Click here to see answer by w3suhl33(2)

 Question 546471: If I have 9 hours to read 368 pages of my biology book, How many minutes should I spend reading per page? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57377)

 Question 546941: The ratio of the measures of the three angles 2:5:3 Click here to see answer by saifoo.khan(162)

 Question 547031: There are 600 pupils in a school. The ratio of boys to girls in this school is 3:5. How many girls and how many boys are in this school? Express how. Thanks. Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 547100: aling martha invested part of her P20,000 at 8% interest and the remaining at 7%. If the total earnings for the investment is P1520, how much did she invest at 8%? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 547156: If the ratio of 10 to y is 3 to 5 then y=? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

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