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 Question 115751: A pie shaped(triangular) lake-front lot has a perimeter of 1800 feet. One side is 200 feet longer than the shortest side, while the third side is 400 feet longer than the shortest side. What are the lengths of all three sides? Help would be much appreciated. =] Click here to see answer by vertciel(183)

 Question 115767: I'm having problems with this question. Help would be appreciated. Anne and Nancy use a metal alloy that is 20.5% cooper to make jewelry. How many ounces of a 14% alloy must be mixed with a 25% alloy to form 66 ounces of the desired alloy? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 115523: An open box is to be made from a rectangular piece of tin by cutting two inch squares out of the corners and folding up the sides. The volume of the box will be 100 cubic inches. Find the dimensions of the rectangular piece of tin. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 115753: Can someone please help me with this problem? Using a phone card to make a long distance call costs a flat fee of \$0.13 plus \$0.30 per minute starting with the first minute. Use an equation to find the total cost of a phone call which lasts 26 minutes. Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 115693: A developer wants to enclose a rectangluar grassy lot that borders a city street for parking. If the developer has 336 feet of fencing and does not fence the side along the street, what is the largest area that can be enclosed? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116046: the sum of the square of 2 consecutive odd positive integers is 209. find the integers. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 116024: A developer wants to enclose a retangular grassy lot that borders a city street for parking. If the developer has 336 feet of fencing and does not fence the side along the street, what is the largest area that can be enclosed? Please help me figure out how to come up with this answer. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 115971: I need help with a word problem. An arrow is fired into the air with an initial velocity of 64 feet per second. The height in feet of the arrow t seconds after it was shot into the air is given by the function h(x)=-16t^2+64t. Find the maximum height of the arrow. I thought I was to use the equations -b/2(a) in which I came up with 2 feet. is this correct? If not please tell me how to get the answer. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 116114: There are 7 girls on a bus >>each girl has 7 backpacks >>in each backpack there are 7 big cats. >>for every big cat there are 7 little cats. >>There is no bus driver >>how many legs are in the bus???? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 116182: Solve the problem. A boat can go 33 mph in still water. It takes as long to go 300 miles upstream as it does to go downstream 360 miles. How fast is the current? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116038: 8 more than the square number is 9 times the number. find the number. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 116340: Please help. A student got the following scores on five math tests: 91, 88, 94, 95, 85. Determine the range of the scores. Thanks JMS Click here to see answer by ilana(307)

 Question 116346: What is the probability of Dead Man's Hand. (Black Aces over Black Eights, the fifth card was unknown) Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 116346: What is the probability of Dead Man's Hand. (Black Aces over Black Eights, the fifth card was unknown) Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 116310: 3 men go into a motel. The man behind the desk said the room is \$30, so each man paid \$10 and went to the room. A while later, the man behind the desk realized the room was only \$25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with \$5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split the \$5 evenly between the 3 men, so he gave each man \$1 and kept the other \$2 for himself. This meant that the 3 men each paid \$9 for the room which is a total of \$27; add the \$2 that the bellboy kept = \$29. Where is the other dollar? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)
 Question 116310: 3 men go into a motel. The man behind the desk said the room is \$30, so each man paid \$10 and went to the room. A while later, the man behind the desk realized the room was only \$25, so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with \$5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split the \$5 evenly between the 3 men, so he gave each man \$1 and kept the other \$2 for himself. This meant that the 3 men each paid \$9 for the room which is a total of \$27; add the \$2 that the bellboy kept = \$29. Where is the other dollar? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 116422: Five girls- Fiorenza, Gladys, Helene, Jocelyn, and Kaitlin - and four boys- Abe, Bruce, Clive, and Doug ride to school each day in three seperate buses. Abe and Fiorenza always ride together. Gladys and Helen always ride together. Jocelyn and Kaitlin never ride together. Doug always rides in the bus with the fewest children. Boys cannot outnumber girls in any bus. The maximum number of children in any bus is four. The bus in which Doug rides can hold how many children? Bruce can ride with each of the following except a.Abe b.Clive c.Doug f.Fiorenza e.Helene Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)
 Question 116422: Five girls- Fiorenza, Gladys, Helene, Jocelyn, and Kaitlin - and four boys- Abe, Bruce, Clive, and Doug ride to school each day in three seperate buses. Abe and Fiorenza always ride together. Gladys and Helen always ride together. Jocelyn and Kaitlin never ride together. Doug always rides in the bus with the fewest children. Boys cannot outnumber girls in any bus. The maximum number of children in any bus is four. The bus in which Doug rides can hold how many children? Bruce can ride with each of the following except a.Abe b.Clive c.Doug f.Fiorenza e.Helene Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)

 Question 116461: A regular light bulb uses 20 watts less than twice the power of an energy-saver light bulb. If the regular bulb uses 170 watts how much does the energy-saver bulb use? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 116461: A regular light bulb uses 20 watts less than twice the power of an energy-saver light bulb. If the regular bulb uses 170 watts how much does the energy-saver bulb use? Click here to see answer by slippinghalo3(3)
 Question 116461: A regular light bulb uses 20 watts less than twice the power of an energy-saver light bulb. If the regular bulb uses 170 watts how much does the energy-saver bulb use? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116468: Ingredients for a recipe to serve 8 people. 24 oz pasta 6 2/5 tablespoons minced garlic 5 cups tomatoes 10 tablespoons cheese What amounts would I use to make this recipe for 5 people? Thanks so much!!! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 116518: a)The Graph of a linear equation ___________ has an x-intercept. 1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Always b) If y varies directly with x, the constant of variation k is ________negative. 1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Always c) Complete the Statement: "The difference between undefined slope and zero slope is___". d) Complete the Statement: "The slope of the line tells you____". Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 116629: Evaluate if r=1/2 (r-3)(r)(r+3) ------------- (r-2)(r+2) If anyone can answer this question I would appreciate it very much. Please and Thank You Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 116789: I need help with this word problem: The radioactive bismuth isotope (210 Bi)disinigrates according to q=k(2)^(-t/5) where k is constant and t is the time in days. Express t in terms of Q and k. Can anyone solve or set up this problem? thanks Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 116811: A cement pipe has an outside diameter of 11 1/4 in.and a wall thickness of 1 1/8 in. What is the inside diameter of the pipe? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 116810: A mason is building a drystack stone wall that is 3 feet high. If each stone is 4 inches high, how many rows of stone will the wall contain? ( 1 foot = 12 inches) Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 116809: 1 5/9 x 2/3 x 3/7 = write product in lowest terms. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 116814: Solve. If one half of one integer is subtracted from three-fifths of the next consecutive integer, the difference is three. What are the two integers? Solve. A passenger train can travel 325 miles in the same time a freight train takes to travel 200 miles. If the speed of the passenger train is 25 miles per hour faster than the speed of the freight train, find the speed of each. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 116835: How many turns will a pinion gear having 20 teeth make if a ring gear having 37 teeth makes 185 turns? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 116868: There were 34,000 people at a ball game in Los Angeles. The day's receipts were \$240,000. How many people paid \$12 for reserved seats and how many paid \$5 for general admission? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 116872: The Perimeter of a rectangle is 42 cm. One side is 9 cm longer than the other side. Find the lengths of the sides. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 116878: Solve. Kevin earned \$165 interest for 1 year on an investment of \$1500. At the same rate, what amount of interest would be earned by an investment of \$2500? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116876: jeff starts driving at 55 miles per hour from the same point that lauren starts driving at 70 miles per hour. They drive in opposite directions, and lauren has a half-hour head start . How long will they be able to talk on their cell phones that have a 440-mile range? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116874: linda and dave leave simultaneoously from the same starting point biking in opposite durections. Linda bikes at 7 miles per hour and Dave bikes at 8 miles per hour. How long will it be until they are 25 miles apart from each other? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116873: a motorcycle traveling at 70 miles per hour overtakes a car traveling at 40 miles per hour that had a three-hour head start. how far from the starting point are the two vehicles? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 116890: Solve. The combined resistance of two resistors r1 and r2 in a parallel circuit is given by the formula rt= 1 OVER 1/r1 + 1/r2. Simplify the formula. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 116935: While cleaning out the closet, john found of coins. The box contained nickels, dimes, and quarters. He added up the change and found that there were 85 coins totaling \$6.25 in the in the box. If there were 3 times as many nickels as dimes, how many quarters were there? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)

 Question 116934: A ball is thrown downward from a window in a tall building. Its position at time t in seconds is s=16t^2+32t, where s is in feet. How long (to the nearest tenth) will it take the ball to fall 149 feet? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 116906: A certain city has a circular wall around it, and this wall has four gates pointing north, south, east and west. A house stands outside the city, three miles north of the north gate, and it can just be seen from a point nine miles east of the south gate. The problem is to find the diameter of the wall that surrounds the city. Click here to see answer by kev82(148)

 Question 116877: Solve. Ariana took 2 hours longer to drive 360 miles on the first day of a trip than she took to drive 270 miles on the second day. If her speed was the same on both days, what was the driving time each day? Solve. A plane flies 720 miles against a steady 30 mile per hour headwind and than returns to the same point with the wind. If the entire trip takes 10 hours, what is the plane's speed in still air? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 116980: Can you please help me!! I am so lost with these two. Thanks! Fungicides account for one tenth of the pesticides used in the United States. Insecticides account for one fourth of all the pesticides used in the United States. The ratio of fungicides to insecticides used in the United States can be written as one tenth divided by one fourth. Write this ratio in simplest form. The combined resistance of two resistors R1 and R2 in a parallel circuit is given by the formula RT = 1 over 1r1 + 1r2.Simplify the formula. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 117045: A standard poker hand consists of five cards dealt from a deck of 52. How many different poker hands are possible? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 117046: Find the number of distinguishable permutations of the group of letters: A,A,G,E,E,E,M. Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)