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 Question 487594: a. (9-5)-(6-8)= b. Which expression has the smallest value (-4), (-8), (7) or (16)? Thank you so much! Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 488055: The Dallas Maverick and the Houston Rockets each played 45 games the Mav won 60% of the games they played. The Houston Rockets won 2/3 of the games they played. How many more games did the Houston Rockets win over the Dallas Mavericks. Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 488767: use two unit multipliers to convert 4000 ft to centimeters. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57203)

 Question 488864: Lila paid \$45.25 for a pair of jeans. If she spent 8% of that amount in sales tax, how much tax did she pay? Click here to see answer by mananth(12269)

 Question 489031: I need help on solving a proportion problem. Could you help me by showing me step by step. 3r-2 all over r = 7 over 8 Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)

 Question 489159: I don't understand hoe to solve this word problem. It says King Kong and Godzilla are both busily destroying cities. The ratio of cities destroyed by King Kong tp those destroyed by Godzilla is 2:5. If the two together destroy a total of 35 cities, find how many cities each destroyed. Use the 5-step method. please include a check. thank you Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 489159: I don't understand hoe to solve this word problem. It says King Kong and Godzilla are both busily destroying cities. The ratio of cities destroyed by King Kong tp those destroyed by Godzilla is 2:5. If the two together destroy a total of 35 cities, find how many cities each destroyed. Use the 5-step method. please include a check. thank you Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 489598: Pipe A can fill in 20 minutes and Pipe B in 30 mins and Pipe C can empty the same in 40 mins.If all of them work together, find the time taken to fill the tank Click here to see answer by mananth(12269)

 Question 489650: In direct variation, as one variable increases, does the constant increase, decrease, or remain the same? thak you Click here to see answer by mananth(12269)

 Question 489672: x varies directly with y and inversely with z. If y is quadrupled and z is quadrupled, how does x change? thank you for your help Click here to see answer by mananth(12269)

 Question 489718: Please answer the following question with steps and explanation (I am very confused on this problem). 2 = x-2 ___ ____ x-3 6 Thanks :) Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 490095: If a runner can run 3 miles in 25 minutes how long should it take to run a 26 mile marathon? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)
 Question 490095: If a runner can run 3 miles in 25 minutes how long should it take to run a 26 mile marathon? Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1419)

 Question 490707: If p is directly proportional to q, and p=18 when q=3, find q when p is 48 Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 490976: What is "x"? \$8.16/3 lb. = x dollars/1 oz. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30924)

 Question 491122: You have a bag of marbles.There are twice as many blue marbles as red marbles. there are 4 less green marbles than red marbles. If there are 28 marbles i the bag, how many of each marble is in the bag? thank you Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)
 Question 491122: You have a bag of marbles.There are twice as many blue marbles as red marbles. there are 4 less green marbles than red marbles. If there are 28 marbles i the bag, how many of each marble is in the bag? thank you Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 491124: A. You have a bag of marbles.There are twice as many blue marbles as red marbles. there are 4 less green marbles than red marbles. If there are 28 marbles i the bag, how many of each marble is in the bag? B. Based on your answer to A, what is the probability of drawing a green marble from the bag? thank you Click here to see answer by solver91311(16868)

 Question 492519: I got -63/16 as an answer but i don't know how to check it. the problem is, y/9=-7/16! HELP! thanks a billion :) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 494970: I am doing problems on proportions equations, and I do not know where to start. I am supposed to write an equation, then solve. The problem is this: The product of 31 and x is equal to the sum of x and 150. Solve for x. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 495227: if there are three brothers with ratio 2:3:5 and the age of older brother is 15 then find the age of other brothers Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 499028: Bob Brown bought two plots of land for a total of \$110,000. On the first plot, he made a profit of 16%. On the second, he lost 4%. His total profit was \$9600. How much did he pay for each piece of land. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9645)

 Question 499209: Resturant bill including 20% tip is \$180.00, what was the bill before the tip? I don't know how to setup the problem to solve Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6948)

 Question 499463: Walter took a book from the library. On Monday he read 1/6 of the pages, on Tuesday he read 1/4 of the remaining pages, on Weds he read 2/5 of the remaining pages, and on Thursday he read 1/3 of the pages that still remained. On friday he read the final remaining 84 pages. How many pages were in the book Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 499570: The time T of travel of an automobile trip varies inversely as the speed V. At an average speed of 65mph, a trip took 4 hours. The return trip took 5 hours. Find the average speed of the return trip. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 500664: Marvin is trying to find the height of a tree in the school yard. He is using the proportion __Marvins's Height__ = ___tree's height_ __Marvin's shadow length_ ___tree's shadow length__ (I couldnt get it to draw a line to where it would look like it is something on top over something on the bottom) His height is 4 feet. His shadow length is 15 inches. The length of the tree's shadow is 12 feet. Marvin used the proportion 4/15 = tree/12. But that gave the tree's height as being shorter than Marvin's. What went wrong? Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 501804: A map is drawn to scale such that 1/8 inch represents 65 feet. If the shortest route from your house to the grocery store measures 23 7/16 inches, how many miles is it to the grocery store? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30924)

 Question 501807: A volleyball team wins 105 games, which is 70% of the games played. How many games were played? Do you take 105 * .70 = 73.5 is that how you do that problem? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30924)

 Question 502322: a masons can build a 12 meters long wall in 4 days. find how many masons are required to build the 27 meters long wall in 3 days? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15622)

 Question 424676: ratio/proportion: find x in the folling 1. 5:200:: x:40 x = 2. 1/2:2 :: 1/4: x x=____ 3. x:30 :: 4:10 x=____ 4. 0.05:x :: 0.15:30 x=_____ 5. 20:60 :: x:50 x=_____ Click here to see answer by sauci404(1)

 Question 503433: 28/z = 24/z-5 What's the answer I have two and I need to know. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 503544: 8/d= -12/30 I don't understand how to solve if you don't have a demominator. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 503682: what is 40 feet to 140 feet as 8 feet is to 28 feet Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 506190: please help me solve this questions,, 1) A main natural gas pipeline feeds into three smaller pipelines, each of which is 2.6 km longer than the main pipeline. If the total length of the four pipelines is 35.4 km, what is the length of each section of the line? 2) A ski lift takes a skier up a slope at 50m/min. The skier skis down the slope at 150m/min. If one round trip takes 24 minutes, how long is the slope? Click here to see answer by Sarah900(12)

 Question 506674: Patty is 45 years old. She is 15 years older than twice her daughters age. How old is Patty's daughter? Click here to see answer by jennywecas(28)

 Question 507036: How do I convert 690 m/s to kilometers per hours? Click here to see answer by xdragonfight(116)

 Question 507492: what is the difference between the distance he walked this week and the distance he walked last week? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 508023: Could you please show me the steps to get Least Common Multiple for 28,40,56 Click here to see answer by tinbar(128)

 Question 508077: what is the fraction notation for the ratio of 8640 to 14400 Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

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