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 Question 572523: . The Turner triplets have an annoying habit. Whenever a question is asked of them, two tell the truth and the other one lies. When asked which of them was born first, Werner said, "Virna was born first." Then Virna said, "I am not the oldest." Myrna replied,"Werner is oldest." Which of the triplets was born frst. how to determine the liar? Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)
 Question 572523: . The Turner triplets have an annoying habit. Whenever a question is asked of them, two tell the truth and the other one lies. When asked which of them was born first, Werner said, "Virna was born first." Then Virna said, "I am not the oldest." Myrna replied,"Werner is oldest." Which of the triplets was born frst. how to determine the liar? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 572781: The Blue Mountain High School Drama Club is selling tickets to their spring musical. Adult tickets are \$4 and student tickets are \$1. A total of 285 tickets are sold for \$765. How many of each type of ticket are sold? A) 145 adult, 140 student B) 120 adult, 165 student C) 180 adult, 105 student D) 160 adult, 125 student Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 572854: x varies directly as y and inversely as the square of z. If x=.4 when y=2.5, and z=5, find x when y=5.1 and z=9 Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 572856: A car travels 400 miles on level terrain in the same amount of time it travels 160 miles on mountainous terrain. If the rate of the car is 30 miles per hour less in the mountains than on level ground, find its rate in the mountains. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)
 Question 572856: A car travels 400 miles on level terrain in the same amount of time it travels 160 miles on mountainous terrain. If the rate of the car is 30 miles per hour less in the mountains than on level ground, find its rate in the mountains. Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 572882: What is the Greatest common factor of 36,54,81,99 Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)

 Question 572862: One pump can drain a pool in 11 minutes. When a second pump is also used, the pool only takes 8 minutes to drain. How long would it take the second pump to drain the pool if it were the only pump in use? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 572920: What positive number is 3 times its cube root? Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)

 Question 573047: If the sides of a square are lengthened by 6cm the area becomes 100cm^2. Find the length of a side of the original square. The length of a side of the original square is _____ cm. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 573116: Pete purchased 12 pumpkins. Their weights are 14, 11.5, 12, 13, 11, 8.5, 9, 10, 12.5, 13.5, 15 find the mean weight of the pumpkins Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 573257: I need some help getting this problem set up.I know one has to travel back and forth so that limits to one at a time to cross at the slowest pace.Just getting confused. Four people are trying to cross a bridge in the dark. The bridge is old, and can only hold two of the people at any one time. They have only one flashlight, which must be carried by someone each time the bridge is crossed. The flashlight is weak, so it is not possible to stand in the middle of the bridge and guide someone across. Each person must walk across the bridge and either carry the light or walk with someone who is carrying the light. The fastest person can cross the bridge in one minute, the second fastest needs two minutes, the third fastest crosses in five minutes, and the slowest takes ten minutes. What is the shortest amount of time that all four can cross the bridge. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 573473: a ladder is resting against a wall. the top of the ladder touches the wall at height of 9 feet. find the length of the ladder if the length is 3 feet more than its distance from the wall Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 573269: One runner finishes a race in one hour. A second runner finishes 20 minutes later. If the rate of the faster runner is 2 mph more than the rate of the slower, find the rate of each runner. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 573704: The sum of two numbers is 41 and their difference is 5. What are the numbers? Click here to see answer by checkley79(3056)

 Question 573813: Trains A and B are traveling in the same direction on parallel tracks. Train A is traveling at 40 mph and train B is traveling at 48 mph. Train A passes the station at 7:15 pm. If train B passes at 7:30pm, at what time would train B catch up to train A? I know this is not that complicated, but for some reason I am drawing a blank on how to solve this. Really would appreciate any help. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 573846: In Ohio, the maximum speed limit was lowered from 70 miles per hour to 55 miles per hour. At one time, you could drive from Cleveland, OH to Columbus, OH in only 3 hours. How much time should you allow for this trip now? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2088)

 Question 573945: The pressure of a gas varies jointly as the amount of the gas(measured in moles) and the temperature and inversely as the volume of the gas. If the pressure is 1125(kPa) when the number of moles is 4, the temperature is 250K and the volume is 480cc, find the pressure when the number of moles is 2, the temperature is 290K, and the volume is 120cc. For the formula I'm trying 1125=k(4)(250)/480. and k=540,000. That can't be right.HELP! Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34677)

 Question 574175: if 15 bales of hay feeds 10 horeses, how many will 18 bales of hay feed? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)
 Question 574175: if 15 bales of hay feeds 10 horeses, how many will 18 bales of hay feed? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 574294: karen lives exactly 1 km from her aunt. She has cycled 750 metres on her way to visit her aunt. Calculate the distance karen still has to cycle. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 574328: Is the relation a function? Explain. {(2, 15), (15, –4), (–9, –7), (13, 14)} Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 574324: David does landscaping for private homes and businesses. He charges \$40.00 to travel to the site and then \$40.00 per hour for his services. The equation y = 40 + 40x models the charge for his services y for any number of hours x. a. Graph the equation. Describe your graph. b. What is the slope of the line? What does the slope represent? c. What is the y-intercept of the line? What does the y-intercept represent? d. Julia paid David \$240.00 for his services. How many hours did David work? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 574327: Is the relation a function? Explain. {(–5, –5), (3, 10), (7, 14), (3, 9)} Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 574326: Is the time it takes to drive to the ski resort a function of the speed you drive? Explain. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 574197: Soybean meal is 18% protein; cornmeal is 9% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 360-lb mixture that is 11% proten? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 574282: prove that the roots of the quadratic equation are real when the discriminant is real. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 574530: 1. Joey Ronan has two investments totaling P15,000. He receives 8% interest from one and 7% interest from the other. The 8% investment yields an annual income that is P150 less than the income from the 7% investment. Find the amount invested at each rate. 2. One pipe can fill a tank in 4 hours. Together with a second pipe, the tank can be filled in 3 hours. How long would it take the second pipe alone to fill the tank?? 3. How many ounces of vegetable oil containing 8% saturated fats must be added to 14 ounces containing 20% saturated fats to make a salad dressing containing 15% saturated fats? *just only use letter x for the unknown. thank you. ^^ Click here to see answer by chana(69)

 Question 574553: Heeding the advice to “Go west, young man,” Harold and Horace greedy set out for Las Vegas to make their fortunes. Luck was with the greedy brothers, for each doubled his money every hour. Harold, who began with \$20, gambled for 20 hours and then sent his fortune home. The next day, Horace began with \$40 and gambled until his fortune matched his brother’s. For how many hours did Horace Greedy gamble that day. Click here to see answer by KMST(2478)

 Question 574322: Plums are sold at three for 25cents. If I spend \$2.25, how many plums would I get? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 574610: 3. The time t required to empty a tank varies inversely as the rate r of pumping. A pump can empty a tank in 40 minutes at the rate of 650 kL/min. How long will it take the pump to empty the same tank at the rate of 1250 kL/min? b. Write an equation using only one variable that could be used to solve for the constant of variation k based on the data provided. c. Solve for the constant k. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 574685: The camera melissa wanted for her birthday is on sale at 17% off the usual price. The amount of the discount is \$44.20. What was the original price of the camera? Click here to see answer by reviewermath(721)

 Question 574697: the scale on the map is approximately 3/8 inch to 12 miles. If the distance from city A to city B measures 5.5 inches on the map, how far apart are the two cities? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 574694: Tika made a rectangular frame for her latest oil painting. The length is 18 centimeters more than triple the width. the perimeter of the frame is 92 centimeters. Find the length annd the width of the frame. Click here to see answer by gojuice101(1)

 Question 574821: a team plays 117 games in a season. if the team won 17 more than three times as many games as they lost, how many wins and losses did the team have? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 574976: At a constant speed of 80km per hour it would take 35years to travel over the entire road network of the world. taking a year as 365 days , calculate the length of the road network of the world in standard form Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34677)

 Question 575099: The following is a two-player game. Player One chooses a whole number from 1 to 8. Player Two adds from 1 to 8 to that number. The players then alternate adding from 1 to 8 to the current total. The object of the game is to make the total exactly 64 on your turn. If you are Player One, what number should you choose at the beginning of the game in order to guarantee a win for yourself? I tried them all and Kat always wins. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 575465: 2. If each side of a square is increased by 2 cm, the total area of both the new square and the original square will be 400 cm2. Approximate to the nearest tenth of a centimeter the length of each side of the original square. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 575615: The Loud Music store chain has 476 stores in the country. Each store sells an average of 234 cds per week. What is the average number of cds the chain sells every week? About how many cds does each store sell per day if the store is open 7 days per week? Show work. Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2088)

 Question 575620: i need help on this problem can someone please show me step by step " find the midpoint of the line segment with endpoints (4,-6.25) and (-15,12.25) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34677)

 Question 576002: I would please like help on this equation: One-half of the sum of a number and four is less than 14. What is the number? I've tried n=number n+4 divided by 1/4 < 14 but I still can't seem to get it right. I'm pretty sure I'm just setting up the problem wrong, but it could be how I'm trying to solve it although I don't think that's the case. Thanks!!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 576343: Maximizing Area: A homeowner has 80 feet of fence to enclose a rectangular garden. What dimensions for the garden give the maximum area? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34677)

 Question 576244: what numbers have a sum of 36 and difference of 8 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)