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 Question 26919: Okay. This is a question on my study guide for my test tommorrow and right now I am clueless on how to do this: A motorboat can go 16 miles downstreamon a river in 20 minutes. It takes the same boat 30 minutes to go back upstream the same 16 miles. a) write an equation for the motion of the boat upstream. b) write an equation for the motion of the boat downstream. c) find the speed of the current Click here to see answer by bmauger(101)

 Question 26915: Please help my solve this. It was in the form of a word problem and this is what I got it to. Now I am clueless on what to do. Thank you! Click here to see answer by bmauger(101)

 Question 26958: I AM HAVING TROUBLE SIMPLIFYING THIS EQUATION 2a(3a-5b)-2b(6a-b) Click here to see answer by whty89(20)

 Question 26933: how would you do substitution? i don't get it. i need it to be like broke down more like step by step. Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 27232: what is the slope of the line 5y-4x +3 =0 Click here to see answer by rodriguezh2(15)

 Question 27443: Trying to figure out this elimination problem: 3X + 5Y= 0 2X - 5Y= -25 Click here to see answer by prabhjyot(164)

 Question 27498: I am having trouble with the following problem: y=4x+11 3x-2y=-7 Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1277)

 Question 27561: I need help on this problem that I have been working on forever. Every time i tried it i get a different answer each time. Here's the Problem {2x - 3/4y = 17 {-3x - 5/8y = -11 Its an system of equations and i need to find out whether its a consistant independent, consistant dependent(infinite solution), or inconsistant(no solution) i tried solving it using the combination elimation method but im getting answers that look like this x= 116/15 and y= 113/8 its weird. so PLEASE help me. THANK YOU!!! Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 27651: I need help.Urgent help.Please explain to me how to do this problem listed below. Directions: Write an equation of a line that contains the given point and is PERPENDICULAR to the given line. (6,5) y = -1/2x+1 Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 27648: I need help.Urgent help.Please explain to me how to do this problem listed below. Directions: Write an equation of a line that contains the given point and is PARALLEL to the given line. (6,2) 3x+2y=8 Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 27823: Use substitution to solve the linear system. x + 4y = 21 4x + 2y = 6 AND Different problem: Find the solution to the system by graphing. x + y = 6 4x - y = 7 Click here to see answer by bmauger(101)

 Question 27839: Using a graph to solve linear system. -x + y = 4 x + y = 4 Click here to see answer by bmauger(101)

 Question 28142: Please help us write out this equation. I couldn't find anything like this problem in your previous answers. This problem is word for word from my son's algebra book. The sum of the digits of a two-digit number is 9. If the digits are reversed, the new number is 27 less than the original. Find the original number. Thanks a billion in advance for your help. Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)
 Question 28142: Please help us write out this equation. I couldn't find anything like this problem in your previous answers. This problem is word for word from my son's algebra book. The sum of the digits of a two-digit number is 9. If the digits are reversed, the new number is 27 less than the original. Find the original number. Thanks a billion in advance for your help. Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 28310: I am having difficulty with the following problem -- any help you can give would be greatly appriciated. Let p(x)=(x-1)to the second power(x+1)(x+2). Where is p(x)>0? Where is p(x)<0? Answer in interval notation. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 28512: I do not understand how to solve solve for x x-a=-x+a+4b Click here to see answer by LilSkittleMd(119)

 Question 28596: how to solve x + 2y = - 1 and 2x - 3y = 12 Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 28659: How do I find the x- and y- intercepts for an equation? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 28772: i don't understand solving these types of equations... x-5=-5 What does x equal? 0=y-2 What does y equal? 2y to the power of 2 = 0 8=y + 3y 2x to the power of 2= 0 Can anyone help me?? Click here to see answer by emmychan(11)

 Question 28816: Use elimination to solve: 3x-y=15 5x+y=9 this is what I got 3x-y=15 (+)5x+y=9 __________ 8x+0=24 8x=24 8x/8= 24/8 x=3 3(2)-y=15 6-y=15 6-y-6=15-6 -y=9 -y/-1= 9/-1 y= -9 I do not know what I did wrong???????? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57352)
 Question 28816: Use elimination to solve: 3x-y=15 5x+y=9 this is what I got 3x-y=15 (+)5x+y=9 __________ 8x+0=24 8x=24 8x/8= 24/8 x=3 3(2)-y=15 6-y=15 6-y-6=15-6 -y=9 -y/-1= 9/-1 y= -9 I do not know what I did wrong???????? Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 28824: Goodevening!!! I have the new problems again and i beg you to answer me more clearly. I can not solve (1) 4x - y = -3 and 2x -3y = 1 (2) 2x + 4y = -12 and 3x + 5y = -14 (3) 2x - 3y = 2 and -4x + 6y = 2 how to solve ?? Your Faithfully student E'mmaModi Click here to see answer by xcentaur(357)

 Question 28815: Use substitution to solve: x=3y-2 2x+4y=16 this is what I got: 2(3y-2)+4y=16 6y+4y-4=16 10y-4=16 10y-4+4=16+4 10y/10 = 20/10 y=2 Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9680)

 Question 28840: What is the domain and range of y=(x+2)^2-4? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57352)

 Question 28861: I'm having trouble solving the following: 7x+3(5-2x)=21 I know x=6 but I'm having difficulty figuring out the steps. Can you start me out in the right direction? I don't know how to get rid of the x in the parenthesis. Any help you could give me would be appreciated. Click here to see answer by Lal(16)

 Question 28844: How would you find x and y by elimination of substituting this problem? x+2y=-5 4x-3y=2 Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)

 Question 28919: the question states, write an equation for the line that is perpendicular to the givin line and that passes through the givin line. how would i do y=2x+7;(0,0)? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57352)

 Question 28964: Directions ask: "Write an equation in slope-intercept form for each line according to the given information" Contains (3,5) Is parallel to 5x-2y=10 Click here to see answer by sdmmadam@yahoo.com(530)