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 Question 15022: 120 men can do a work in 90 days,how many more men required to complete the same work in 40 days? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 44086: Can someone help me on this problem? I need to find the best buy on pasta sauce (1 qt. is 32 oz). is it (A) 1 qt. for \$\$1.29 (B) 45 oz. for \$1.59 (C) 48 oz. for \$\$1.79 (D) 1 qt. 16 oz. for \$1.99 Thanks, Lyn Click here to see answer by adamchapman(301)

 Question 44087: Can someone help me on this? I need to write a proportion that is equivalent to the statement: If 3 gallons of gasoline cost \$5.37, then 8 gallons will cost \$14.32. Thanks, Lyn Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 44414: Can someone help me on this problem? I need to write the following number in expanded form: 684 is it (A) 6 + 8 + 4 (B) 600 + 80 + 4 (C) (6 x 100) + (9 x 10) + (4 x 1) (D) 600 x 80 x 4 Thanks, Ashley Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 45632: Three guys split a hotel room for \$30.00. Each paid \$10.00. Later, the bell boy arrives at their room. He tells them that the hotel room only costs \$25.00, so he gives them \$5.00. They enjoy this news so much that they pay him \$2.00 for his services and split the remaining \$3.00 amongst themselves. If they all spent nine dollars = \$27.00 in all as well as the \$2.00 for the bellboy: \$27 + \$2 = \$29 where did the other dollar go? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 46262: I can't find a place to ask questions about equivalent fractions, but can someone tell me if 2/5 is equivalent to 5/2? If no, the other options are: 2& 1/2, 0.4, 2&1/5. Thank you! Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 46782: Ed and Dave are going to divide a cash prize of \$14,000 in a ratio of 2 to 5. How much will Dave receive? Click here to see answer by adamchapman(301)

 Question 47289: How do you find the proportion for a set of numbers ? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 48311: I need to determine if this proportion is true or false: 3/6 = 6/x Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 48524: dear tutor, i cant remeber the steps to solving a proportions. my problem is x+2 over 3 = 8 over 15 Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)
 Question 48524: dear tutor, i cant remeber the steps to solving a proportions. my problem is x+2 over 3 = 8 over 15 Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 48582: dear tutor my answer is coming up correct the problem is x+4 over 7 + 15-x over 12 . . . could you please solve Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 49194: A 30-foot board is sawed into two pieces.One piece is 6 feet longer that the other. How long are the two pieces? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 49444: I don't know how to turn this into an equation. If someone works 36 hours per week they make 47,073 per year. What is their annual salary if they work 32 hours per week? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 49553: Can someone help me solve this problem? Rose's garden is in the shape of a trapezoid. If the height of the trapezoid is 16 m, one base is 20 m, and the area is 224 m^2, find the length of the other base. Thanks, Sher Click here to see answer by Osran_Shri(18)

 Question 50443: Which proportion below can be solved to find h ow many tons are in 5,240,000? The formula is 1/t = 2000/5240000. I know what the answer is, but where does the 1 come from? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 51034: triangle EFG and triangle MNO are similar. The side lengths of triangle EFG are 125% of the side lengths of triangle MNO. What is the length of line MO? Show your work. (line FG = 5, line EG = 8). Thanks Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 51077: A 6-foot tall man is standing near a tree on level ground(the shadow of the tree is 18 feet long). If the man's shadow is 4 feet long, how many feet tall is the tree? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 51661: i actually have a word problem about ratios. The sides of a triangle are in the ratio 5 : 12 : 13. What is the length of each side of the triangle if the perimeter of the triangle is 15 in.? i was given this question off a pratice worksheet. Lesson 1-3 Practice Algebra 2 Chapter 1 Solving Equations Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 51707: i have been stuck on this problem for 4 days now and need some help solving it it is due in about 15 minutes so the sooner the better, thank you for your help it means alot to me!!!! the problem reads like this: solve this problem using any math knowledge you have. then show me how you could use a proportion to solve this problem by installing a \$120 thermostat that reduces the temperature setting at night a family hopes to cut its annual bill for heating oil by 8 percent and thereby recover the cost of the thermostat in fuel savings after 2 years what was the family's annual fuel bill before installing the thermostat? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 52050: I have the problem with this question. Please help. Question A passenger train travelled at a speed of 72 km/h. A man on the passenger train observed a goods train travelling at a speed of 54 km/h in the opposite direction. If the goods train passed him in 8 seconds, find the length of the good train. (Hint : Model the problem and draw a diagram). Thank you in anticipation. CH Lam Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)
 Question 52050: I have the problem with this question. Please help. Question A passenger train travelled at a speed of 72 km/h. A man on the passenger train observed a goods train travelling at a speed of 54 km/h in the opposite direction. If the goods train passed him in 8 seconds, find the length of the good train. (Hint : Model the problem and draw a diagram). Thank you in anticipation. CH Lam Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 52051: To whom may it concern, I couldn't solve this problem. Please help. Question Steven left Town A and walked towards Town B at a speed of 100 m/min. At the same time, Jason and Melvin started from Town B and walked towards Town A at a speed of 80 m/min and 75 m/min respectively. If Steven met Melvin six minutes after passing Jason, find the distance between Town A and Town B. Thank you very much. CH Lam. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 52049: I have the following question that needs your asistance. Question Five identical balls are marked with 7, 3, 4, 2 1 and are placed in a box. The balls are thoroughly mixed before three balls are drawn out at one time from the box. A score is obtained by adding the numbers on the three balls drawn. Find out how many different scores are possible and the possible scores. Thank you very much. CH Lam Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 52315: Write as an algebraic expression: two plus the product of 5 and m . If you could tell me the answer and explain it. I would appreciate it. Thanks Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 52909: In my class today, we learned rates. Here is one of my problems: 55mi/h=?ft/s I have no clue what to do. I wrote out 55mi * ____ = ____ft 1 h s What am I supposed to do next? Click here to see answer by rchill(405)

 Question 52944: A student places 2.5 grams of salt in 90 ml. of water. She then transfers 30 ml. of that solution to an evaporating dish. How many grams of salt are in the 30 ml. of solution? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 53478: what amount of each mixture, one 95% alcohol and the other 15% alcohol , must be used to make 10 liters of a mixture which is 45% alcohol what equation or equations will express this problem ? i chose this one is it right 0.95x + 0.15(10-x)=0.45x10 if not could you show me the right one Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 53534: At Annville high school,30% of the students in the Math club are in the Science club, & 80% of the students in the science club are in the math club. There are 15 students in the science club. How many students are in the math club? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8891)

 Question 54094: The state of Alabama is about 335 miles long and 210 miles wide. What scale would you use to draw a map of Alabama on an 8 and a 1/2 inch by 11 inch paper to make the map as large as possible??? Thanks a lot! Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 54091: Hey y'all here is my problem. A 2 inch length in a scale drawing represents an actual length of 24 feet. What is the scale of the drawing???? I have no idea what to do.. Many thanks if you can solve it! Click here to see answer by THANApHD(104)

 Question 55013: Thirty men take 20 days to complete a job working 9 hours a day.How many hours a day should 40 men work to complete the job? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8891)

 Question 55388: This is the question. A theater sold 480 tickets for a play last night. Floor seats sold for 30\$ each and balcony tickets sold for 24\$ each. The total amount collected for the 480 tickets was \$13,200. How many seats of each type were sold? thanks Click here to see answer by Cintchr(481)

 Question 55541: glory iherited 10% of her farthers 40,000 estate. how much was her share Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 55541: glory iherited 10% of her farthers 40,000 estate. how much was her share Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)