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Question 153237: The members of a flying club plan to share equally the cost of $200,000 airplane. The members want to find five more people to join the club so that the cost per person will decrease by $2,000. How many members are currently in the club?
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Question 153236: The manager at Cream of the Crop bought a load of watermelons for $200. She priced the melons so that she would make $1.50 profit for each melon. When all but 30 had been sold, the manager had recovered her initial investment. How many did she buy originally?
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Question 153236: The manager at Cream of the Crop bought a load of watermelons for $200. She priced the melons so that she would make $1.50 profit for each melon. When all but 30 had been sold, the manager had recovered her initial investment. How many did she buy originally?
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Question 153356: Reading problem
The height h(in feet) of an object that is dropped from the height of s feet is given by the formula h=s16t^2, where t is the time the object has been falling. A 6 foot tall woman on a sidewalk looks directly overhead and sees a window washer drop a bottle from the 2 story. How long does she have to get out of the way? Round to the nearest tenth (A story is 12 feet).
I appreciate anyone who can help solve this problem. Thank you.
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Question 153479: On planet X, an object falls 18 feet in 3 seconds. Knowing the distance it falls varies directly with the square of the time of fall, how long does it take an object to fall 100 feet? Round your answer to three decimal places
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Question 153541: x^2+ 4x + 8= 8x = 29
This is my problem I am having teouble figuring this out! I dont have a clue on how to do it!! if someone can tell me how to do it not just the answer!! THANX A BUNCH!!
Signed,
dnt know how to do this problem girl!
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Question 153860: Can someone please help me. I need to write three equations that has to be turned in tomorrow and I stuck.
Write three quadratic equations, with a, b, and c (coefficients of x^2, x, and the constant) as:
1. Integers :
2. Rational numbers:
3. Irrational numbers:
This is what I got so far not sure if its right.
1. Integers:
x^2+3x8=0
2. Rational numbers:
1/2x^2 + 4/5x 9/13=0
3Irrational numbers:
I don't know what to put here?
As you can see I am trying to write these equation, but I been out of school for 12 years and I not sure if what I have is right.
Please help me.
Thank you so much for your help.
Jimmy
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Question 153860: Can someone please help me. I need to write three equations that has to be turned in tomorrow and I stuck.
Write three quadratic equations, with a, b, and c (coefficients of x^2, x, and the constant) as:
1. Integers :
2. Rational numbers:
3. Irrational numbers:
This is what I got so far not sure if its right.
1. Integers:
x^2+3x8=0
2. Rational numbers:
1/2x^2 + 4/5x 9/13=0
3Irrational numbers:
I don't know what to put here?
As you can see I am trying to write these equation, but I been out of school for 12 years and I not sure if what I have is right.
Please help me.
Thank you so much for your help.
Jimmy
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Question 153850: write an equation to solve this problem. the service pool built a pool that was 100ft by 60ft wide. they want to built a sidewalk around the pool and had 450ft of fence. what is the maximum width that the sidewalk can be?
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Question 153816: write an equation to solve this problem.the service pool built a pool that was 100ft by 60ft wide. they want to built a sidewalk around the pool and had 450ft of fence. what is the maximum width that the sidewalk can be?
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Question 153988: Question: By increasing her usual speed by 25 kilometers per hour, a bus driver decreases the time on a 25 kilometer trip by 10 minutes. Find the usual speed.
If I set up the problem as:
25/x+25 = 25/x  1/6
I get two seperate answers and it all depends on how I do the LCD.
the LCD which is 6x(x+25) and multiply that out I get
25(6x) = 6(x+25)(25) + x(x+25)
150x = 6x + 150 + 150  x^2  25x combine like terms and I get
x^2 + 169x  300 = 0
I can't seem to factor that one out.
the second problem:
25(6x) = 25(x+25)(6)  x(x+25)(x)
150x = 25x + 625 + 150  x  125 x
150x = 23x + 650 + x^2
x^2 + 127x 650 = 0
What I am asking help on is if I even have a general idea of what to do. I am stuck at factoring them both out and unfortunatly this question is an even number so there is no solution in the manual or answer in the back of the book.
Thanks for any help :)
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Question 154078: Avoiding a Collison: A car is traveling on a road tht is perpendicular to a railroad track. When the car is 30 meters from the crossing, the car's new collision detector warns the driver that there is a train 50 meters from the car and heading toward the same crossing. How far is the train from the crossing.
Thank you
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Question 154135: We are suppose to use the method that came from India to solve our problems, but I'm lost.
x^22x13=0
x^22x13+13=0
x^22x=13
4x^28x=52
4x^28x+4=52+4
4x^28x+4=56
the next step and there after I'm lost, could you please help me out
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Question 154065: you have thrown a baseball straight upward from a height of about 6 feet. A friend has used a stop watch to record the time the ball is in hte air. If it takes approximately 6.5 seconds before the ball strikes the ground, explain how you can find the ball's initial velocity.
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Question 154169: Translate the following into a quadratic equation, and solve it: The length of a rectangular garden is three times its width; if the area of the garden is 75 square meters, what are its dimensions?
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Question 154198: this is not in a text book
400(x1)^2=225
this is what I have
400x^2800x+175=0
my instructions are solve for x
x= (800) +/ sqrt[(800)^2  4(400*175)]/2(400)
x= [800+/ sqrt(640000280000)] / 800
x= (800 +/ sqrt 360,000) /800
x= (800 +/ 1.000000001)/800
is it right up to this point? where do we go from here?
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Question 154261: An open box is to be constructed from a square piece of sheet metal by removing a square of side 6 feet from each corner and turning up the edges. If the box is hold to 864 cubic feet, what should be the dimensions of the sheet metal?
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Question 154336: Hi,
Can someone please help me with the following:
I have two equations that I need to solve using the quadratic equation but, I really having problems solving them.
1. 5/6x^27x6/5=0
2. 3^1/2y^24y7(3)^1/2=0
Thank you so much, I am sorry for being so much trouble but I been out of school for 15 years.
Jimmy
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Question 154331: The number of tickets sold each day for an upcoming performance of Handel's Messiah is given by N(x)=0.5x^2+14x+10, where x is the number of days since the concert was first announced. When will daily ticket sales peak and how many tickets will be sold that day?
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Question 154368: how do you write a quadratic equation in the variable x having the given numbers as solutions. Type the equation in standard form.
ax^2+bx+c=0
Soution 8, only solution
x=8
x8(x) Will I use the distributive law?
Thank you for your help!
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Question 154374: Hi,
I tried to solve the following problem and this is what I got can someone tell me if its right?
1. 3^1/2(y)^24y(3)^1/2=0
Which is our graphical form 3^1/2y^24y(7(3)^1/2=0
simplifies to 3/2y^24*y21/2=0
Explanation:
Look at 3^1/2y^24y(7(3)^1/2=0
Replace constants in factor: 3 ,1 with 3
It becomes 3/ 2*y^2 4y 7*3^1/2=0
Look at 3/ 2*y^2 4y 7*3^1/2=0.
Replace constants in factor: {3},1 with 3
It becomes: 3/2*y^2 4y 7*3/2 =0
Look at: 3 /2*y^2 4y 7*3/2 =0
Multiplied numerator integers 7*3 to get 21
It becomes 3 /2*y^2 4y 21/2 =0
Result: 3 / 2*y^2 4y 21/2=0
Again, I sorry for the trouble I am causing thank you so much for your help.
Jimmy
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