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 Question 562378: Maya and Kavitha each were paid m dollars in advance to do a certain job together.Maya worked on a job for 20 hrs and Kavitha worked 4hrs less than Maya. If Kavitha gave Maya n dollars of payment so that they would recieve the same hourly wage,what was the dollar amount in terms of n that Maya was paid in advance Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 562879: If a hen and a half, Lays an egg and a half, In a day in a half, How many eggs will six hens lay I seven days? I came up with 21. 6*1 1/2=4*7=21 Is this right? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(874)
 Question 562879: If a hen and a half, Lays an egg and a half, In a day in a half, How many eggs will six hens lay I seven days? I came up with 21. 6*1 1/2=4*7=21 Is this right? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 563043: There are 7 same-sized cups filled with water which will be used for watering plants. Fred used 1/3 of each cup of water. Janice used 1/4 of each cup of water. Approximately how many cups of water remain? Click here to see answer by bailey13(1)

 Question 564359: The account executive earns \$600 dollars a month, plus 3% commission on sales, The executives goal is to earn \$2400 this month, How much must she sell to achieve this goal. Click here to see answer by ad_alta(240)

 Question 564656: How many gallons of 60% antifreeze solution must be mixed with 70 gallons of 15% antifreeze to get a mixture of 50% antifreeze. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 564943: Jeff, Tom, and Chelsea order a large pizza. They decide to split the cost according to how much they will eat. Tom pays \$6.63, Chelsea eats 1/8 of the pizza, and Jeff eats 1/2 of the pizza. How much did the pizza cost? Not sure how to set this up. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 565029: Two fractions have the same numerator, but different denominators. Is the fraction with the greater denominator greater than or less than the fraction with the lesser denominator? Click here to see answer by ad_alta(240)

 Question 565218: John's sales for the week totaled \$9,271.43, a 6.5% increase over his sales the previous week. What were his previous week's sales? Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 565319: Steve and Robin have 16 cousins. Steve has 3 times as many as Robin. How many cousins does Steve have? I know the answer is 12 but how do I solve this so my son (and I) understand? Sons 5th grade math is stumbling Dad! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 565558: A softball team won 84% of the games they played last season. If they played 25 games, how many games did they win? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 565467: Mary receives a 3% commision on every house she sells. If she received a commission of \$8571.00, what was the value of house sold? Write the algebraic expression that models the question. Solve. State the equation and solution. Thanks Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 565982: A tsunami destroyed 4/5 of a forest. If 10,800 trees were lost how many trees survived? Click here to see answer by ad_alta(240)

 Question 566724: If an item costs 75 cents and it is marked up to 90 cents, what percent mark up would that be? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 566814: bob, driving a new ford, travels 330 miles in the same amount of time it takes john driving an old chevy and traveling 10 miles per hour faster, to travel 390 miles. how fast is john driving ANSWER: John:65 mph... mhmm. I ACTUALLY ANSWERED the question.. so eat crap. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 566805: the reciprocal of two more than a number is three times the reciprocal of the number find the number Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 567451: 1)Borrowed \$27,000 from the bank by signing a 9%, 30-day note 2)Paid the note to the bank at maturity. How Do I calculate the percentage that is on the note? I'm not getting the correct answer. I keep getting 202.50 in interest when the answer states it's 199.73 in interest. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 567730: At Pizza Delight in Halifax the prices are: (i) one 6” pizza for \$4.99 (ii) two 6” pizza for \$7.49, .1326 (iii) one 9” pizza costs \$7.99. .125595 Which are the best and the worst deal. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 567890: HAE'S book store took in \$633.75 at a 35% off sale. what was the original cost of his books? (hint: the selling price is what percent of the original price?) Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 567937: One L of paint is needed to paint a statue 3m high. Find the number of L it will take to paint (to the same thickness) 540 statues similar to the original but only 1 m high. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 568301: 95% of h is 60. What is h? Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)

 Question 568298: 95% of h is 60. What is h? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 568373: If y varies inversely with the square of x, how is y affected if x is increased by 150%? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)

 Question 568797: a bakery makes marble rye using white,light rye, and darkrye flour. if they use three fourths as much light rye as dark rye but the amount of white flour is 50 % of the amount of dark rye, how much light rye flour is needed to make a 1,000 gram loaf? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 569400: Can someone please help me with this? : The ratio of men to women in a club is 3:7.There are 50 members of the club. How many are men? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 569401: The middle number of seven consecutive even numbers is 1004. What is the first number? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 569401: The middle number of seven consecutive even numbers is 1004. What is the first number? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 569637: Lerato's mom uses 1/4kg of cheese to make snackwiches. his dad puts 1/5kg of cheese on the childrsn's sandwiches for school and he eats 1/20kg of cheese while making the sandwiches. what fraction of the kilogram of cheese is left? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 569571: To determine the number of fish in a lake, a park ranger catches 260 fish, tags them, and returns them to the lake. Later, 144 fish are caught, and it is found that 20 of them are tagged. Estimate the number of fish in the lake. Click here to see answer by KMST(1870)

 Question 570103: A basket contains many apples and the apples are divided among six people. One third, one fourth, one eigth, and one fith of the apples are given to the first four people, respectively. The fith person gets ten apples and the sixth person gets one apple. Find the original number of apples in the basket. I tried the following: Let A = Original number of apples x = number of apples given A= 1/3x + 1/4x + 1/8x + 1/5x + 10 + 1 Next I determined the LCD was 120 A = 40/120x + 30/120 + 15/120x + 24/120x + 10 +1 A = (109/120x + 11)*120 120A = 109x + 11 120A - 11 = 109x 120A - 11/109 = x If I left the x out of the fractions then I got the following 120A = 109 +11 120A = 120 Please solve, show work and show me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks, Norm Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 570706: seven times a number is subtracted from 2 times its reciprcoal. the result is 13 what is the number? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 570803: 20% of 30 professional r mathematician how many mathematician it should hire so the ratio vll become 10/11 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 571116: The resistance (in ohms) of a circular conductor varies directly with the length of the conductor and inversely with the square of the radius of the conduction. If 50ft of wire with a radius of 6 x 10^-3 inch has a resistance of 10ohms, what would be the resistance of 100ft of the same wire if the radius is increased to 7 x 10^13 inch? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6519)

 Question 571178: After finding the average of 35 scores, a student carelessly included the average with the 35 scores and found the average of these 36 numbers. The ratio of the second average to the true average was (A) 1 : 1 (B) 35 : 36 (C) 36 : 35 (D) 2 : 1 (E) None of these Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 571557: In three minutes a conveyor belt moves 800 pounds of recyclable aluminum from a delivery truck to a storage area. A smaller belt can move the same amount of cans the same distance in 9 minutes. If both belts are being used, how long will it take to move the cans to the storage area. 3/800=9/800 ?? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 571902: 3x - 9y = 45 -4x +12y = 20 incosistent or consistent Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 572340: a dealer sold 200 tennis racquets. Some were sold at \$18 each and the rest were sold at \$33 each. The total reciepts from these sales were \$4800. How many \$18 racquets did he sell? I can get the average of \$24, but am drawing a blank on the actual formula to use. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 572033: Solve the problem by stating the equation you would use to solve and then solving it. Be sure to show all of your work. Midtown Antiques collects 6% sales tax on all sales. If total sales including tax are \$2300.14, find the portion that is sales tax. Round to the nearest cent. Linda Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 572411: If something goes from 90 bucks to 130, what percentage of an increase is it! I think I devide 90 by 130 but that comes to .69% or 69% - that seems too high? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 572864: Here is the word problem I am trying to write an equation for: " Mike received 73%, 71%, 79% and 75% on his first four math tests. What grade on his fifth test would allow him to make an average of at least 75%? Assume the test scores are whole numbers." Here is what I have tried so far: Let X represent fifth test score (73 +71+79+75 + X)/5 = 75 (298 + X)/5 = 75 59.6 + 1/5X = 75 X = (75 - 59.6)/5 X = 3.08 I know this is not correct but I am not sure what is wrong with my equation. Any help showing me how to set up the right equation would really help me. thanks Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)
 Question 572864: Here is the word problem I am trying to write an equation for: " Mike received 73%, 71%, 79% and 75% on his first four math tests. What grade on his fifth test would allow him to make an average of at least 75%? Assume the test scores are whole numbers." Here is what I have tried so far: Let X represent fifth test score (73 +71+79+75 + X)/5 = 75 (298 + X)/5 = 75 59.6 + 1/5X = 75 X = (75 - 59.6)/5 X = 3.08 I know this is not correct but I am not sure what is wrong with my equation. Any help showing me how to set up the right equation would really help me. thanks Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 572864: Here is the word problem I am trying to write an equation for: " Mike received 73%, 71%, 79% and 75% on his first four math tests. What grade on his fifth test would allow him to make an average of at least 75%? Assume the test scores are whole numbers." Here is what I have tried so far: Let X represent fifth test score (73 +71+79+75 + X)/5 = 75 (298 + X)/5 = 75 59.6 + 1/5X = 75 X = (75 - 59.6)/5 X = 3.08 I know this is not correct but I am not sure what is wrong with my equation. Any help showing me how to set up the right equation would really help me. thanks Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 573261: A softball team won 95% of 120 games played. How many games did they lose? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

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