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 Question 38338: 5. a bus went 318 km. farther than a car. the car went 1/3 as far as the bus. How far did each vechicle travel? choices for the car's distance: 147,151,159. 6.A clown weighs 60 lbs. more than a trapeeze artist.the trapeeze artist weighs 2/3 as mus as the clown. How much did each weigh? choices for the trapeeze artist:110,120,125. thank you :] Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 37595: Sonya's earnings are directly proportional to the number of hours she tutors math. If she earns \$422.50 when she tutors 13 hours, what will she earn if she tutors 28 hours? Click here to see answer by hellyeah(21)

 Question 37594: Each week a maid service cleans x houses at \$60/house. The cost to the maid service for cleaning each house is \$40.00. Write an equation that relates the monthly profit, in dollars, to the number of houses that are cleaned each month. Then use the equation to find the monthly profit when 60 houses are cleaned each month. Please Help ME! THANKS :) Click here to see answer by hellyeah(21)

 Question 38368: Franklin can ride his bike from his university to his home at 25 km/h. When he returns by car, he travels at 75 km/h. The bike trip is 2 hours longer than the car trip. How many kilometers is it from the university to Franklin's home? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38369: Kara floats from Barber Park to Eagle Island at 6 km/h. She returns by motorboat at 18 km/h. The float trip takes 4 hours longer than the motorboat trip. How many kilometers is it from Barber Park to Eagle Island? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38370: Gary runs 1 km/h faster than Margie. They run in opposite directions for 2 hours. They are then 30 km apart. How many km/h does Margie run? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38367: Use this problem for #3 and 4. Lucy rides her bike 4 km/h faster than Kim. Lucy travels east for 2 hours. Kim travels west for 2 hours. They are then 80 km apart. How many km/h is Kim traveling? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38384: The decibel level of sound is given by D= 10log ( I/10^−12), where I is the sound intensity measured in watts per square meter. Find the decibel level of a whisper at an intensity of 5.4 × 10-10 watts per Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38423: Technology: Driving down a mountain Tom finds that he has descended 1800 ft in elevation by the time he is 3.25 miles horizontally away from the top of the mountain. Find the slope of his descent to the nearest hundredth. Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38487: In construction, floor space must be given for staircases. If the second floor is 3.6 meters above the first floor and a contractor is using the standard step pattern of 28 cm of tread for 19 cm of rise then how many steps are needed to get from the first to the second floor and how much linear distance will need to be used for the staircase? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)
 Question 38487: In construction, floor space must be given for staircases. If the second floor is 3.6 meters above the first floor and a contractor is using the standard step pattern of 28 cm of tread for 19 cm of rise then how many steps are needed to get from the first to the second floor and how much linear distance will need to be used for the staircase? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 38493: Seven Twelfths of the students mispronounced the word chic. If 1440 students pronounced chic correctly, how many students mispronounced it? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)
 Question 38493: Seven Twelfths of the students mispronounced the word chic. If 1440 students pronounced chic correctly, how many students mispronounced it? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 38539: I am needing help with the following problem please: Evaluate 2x(squared)(Y+Z) where X=2, Y=3 Z=4 I got 15 but I am second guessing myself and wanted to see if I worked the problem correctly. Thanks for your help... Click here to see answer by lyra(94)

 Question 38565: I am needing help with the following problem please... Find the slope of the line passing through (7,3) and (9,-2) A. 2/5 B. -2/5 C. 5/2 D. -5/2 Thank you in advance for your help. Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38566: ```Can you please help me with the following problem: Rewrite the equation -2x + 3y = -15 as a function of x``` Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1321)

 Question 38570: How many 3 digit counting numbers are even? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)
 Question 38570: How many 3 digit counting numbers are even? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1321)

 Question 38575: The mat around a picture measures x inches across. The length of the picture with the mat is 40 inches, and the width of the picture with its mat is 24 inches. If the area of the picture is 192 square inches, find the dimensions of the picture. Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38578: Terry has 7 more quarters than dimes and has a total of \$6.80. The number of quarters and dimes is 38. How many quarters and dimes does terry have? Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38573: One garden hosecan fil an above-ground in 10 hours. A second hose can fill the pool twice as fast as the first one. If both hoses are used together to fill the pool, how many hours will it take? Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1321)

 Question 38579: Five men were to share treasure with long john silver. If the treasure were split into the following ratio 2:5:7:10:20:50. and the least amount any of the 6 pirates received was 14,000 pounds of gold. What is the total weight of the treasure?? Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38583: Five men were to share the treasure with Long John Silver. If the treasure were split in the following ratio 2:5:7:10:20:50, and the least amount any of the six pirates received was 14,000 pounds of gold, what is the total weight of the treasure? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38582: A circle has an inscribed right triangle haveing and altitude of 4 and an area of 28. What are the circumference and area of the circle? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)
 Question 38582: A circle has an inscribed right triangle haveing and altitude of 4 and an area of 28. What are the circumference and area of the circle? Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1321)

 Question 38586: Rose's garden is in the shape of a trapezoid. If the height of the trapezoid is 16m, one base is 20m, and the area is 224m^2, find the length of the other base. I think that the equation is: 224m^2=1/2 16m (20m + b) (The 1/2 is a fraction) Anyway, I THINK that's the equation, but if it is, I don't know how to solve it! Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38585: A ship travels the 200-mile route from Fort Kearney to Omaha at an average rate of 40 miles per hour. The ship reaches Omaha at 1 p.m. What time did it leave Fort Kearney? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38584: The Emperor of Lilliput gives Gulliver a daily allowance of food and drink that is equivalent to the amount given to 1728 Lilliputians. If Gulliver's allowance of food and drink will fit in a cubical box that measures 24 "blots" along each edge, what is the edge length of the cubical box for one Lilliputian's daily allowance of food and drink? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38581: An isosceles triangle has an area of 200 square units, and the altitude to the base measures 10 units. What is the perimeter of the triangle? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38580: Four children find a magic token that grants half of any wish. Their mother takes the token with her to a destination 20 miles away, and when she wishes she was home, she magically ends up halfway home. If the mother continues to make the same wish, how many more wishes will it take for her to be within 100 feet of her house? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 38577: A vending machine has \$41.25 in it. There are 255 coins total and the machine only accepts nickels, dimes and quarters. There are twice as many dimes and nickels. How many of each coin are in the machine? Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38574: It takes Tom 4 hours to build a fence. If he hires Jack to help him, together they can do the job in just 3 hours. If jack built the same fence by himself, how long would it take him?? Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by fractalier(2101)

 Question 38576: A family plans to surround their pool with a patio of constant width. The pool has an area of 150 square feet. The dimensions of the pool with the patio will be 15 feet by 20 feet. Find the dimensions of the pool. Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by Paul(988)
 Question 38576: A family plans to surround their pool with a patio of constant width. The pool has an area of 150 square feet. The dimensions of the pool with the patio will be 15 feet by 20 feet. Find the dimensions of the pool. Thanks for answering!:-) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 37752: Five men were to share the treasure with Long John Silver. If the treasure were split in the following ratio 2:5:7:10:20:50, and the least amount any of the six pirates recieved was 14,000 pounds of gold, what is the total weight of the treasure? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 29517: A long-distance phone company charges \$0.50 for the first minute and \$0.15 for each additional minute. If Mark budgets \$4 to call his sister once a month, how long can they talk? How much will he be charged? Click here to see answer by Evy(14)

 Question 37893: A circle has an inscribed right triangle having an altitude of 4 and an area of 28. What are the circumference and area of circle? (Inscribes means inside with vertex's touching the edsge of the circle) Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4670)

 Question 34152: construction cost based in the area covered are \$54 per square foot. what would the cost be of construction for a house 40 ft long and 30 ft wide. how many 8 in square flagstones are needed fore a patio 14ft long and 10ft wide DO I TAKE THE 14 AND X IT BY 10 Click here to see answer by Evy(14)

 Question 34157: the sum of petra and her mother is 45. her mother is 12 years more than twice as old as petra. how old are petra and her mother? Click here to see answer by Evy(14)

 Question 34159: a group of 80 people attended a ball game. There were three times as many children as adults in the group. How many children were in the group? Click here to see answer by Evy(14)

 Question 37690: The executive committee of the student government consists of 10 members. In how many ways can a chair, vice-chair, secretary, and a treasure be chosen, assuming one person cannot hold more than one position? How can I work out this problem? Please help. Click here to see answer by Evy(14)

 Question 36655: Please help!!! Thank you!! Janice tosses a softball directly upward with an intinal velocity of 100 feet per second. Use the formula h=vt-16t^2 to answer each question. a.when will the ball reach the height of 84 feet. b. when will it hit the ground. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 38689: A circle has an inscribed right triangle having an altitude of 4 and an area of 28. What are the circumference and area of the circle? (inscribed means inside with vertex's touching the edge of the circle.) Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 38687: A rectangle with dimension 5 x 8 is inscribed in a circle. What are the area and circumference of the circle? Also, find the area of the region inside the circle not covered by the rectangle. (inscribed means inside the vertex's touching the edge of the circle.) Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 38686: Two furniture salesmen are comparing their salaries. Tom is paid \$5.00 per hour plus a 15% commission of his total sales. Bob is paid \$9.00 per hour plus a 10% commission of his total sales. Suppose each has sold \$5000 worth of furniture, who would make the most money and during which time intervals? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)