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 Question 247781: Mrs. West is 14 years younger than her aunt. If Mrs. West's age in years is as much below 60 as her aunt's age is over 40, how old is each? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10279)

 Question 247774: Mrs. West is 14 years younger than her aunt. If Mrs. West's age in years is as much below 60 as her aunt's age is over 40, how old is each? Click here to see answer by Stitch(415)

 Question 247697: Five friends went to a restaurant and agreed to share the bill equally. However, one person forgot his wallet so the other four friends’ portions of the bill went up by \$4 each. How many dollars was the total bill? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 247933: On a 3 hour, 30 minute entrance test for a private high school, there are 150 questions. There are 60 math questions and 90 English questions. Twice as much time is given for each math question as is given for each English question. How much time, in hours, is given for the 60 math questions? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10279)

 Question 248313: If you only have an eight by eleven inch piece of paper and six inches of masking tape, and you need to hold up about 6 textbooks, how is this possible? i have tried rolling it into a ball, cutting it into strips and rolling those into polls, but none of these have worked. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 248321: One painter can paint a room in 5 hours. Another painter can finish the job in 8 hours. How long will it take them if they work together? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 248152: Find a + b given that the five-digit integer 3ab16 is a perfect square. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 248272: Mary worked a total of 16 1/2 hours during 5 days of th epast week. What was her average work day? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 248359: If there are twice as many gorillas as elephants at the zoo, and those gorillas and elephants have a total of 48 legs, how many elephants are there at the zoo? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10279)

 Question 248364: If each boy purchases a patty and each girl purchases a bun, they would spend a total of one cent more than if each boy purchased a bun and each girl purchased a patty. We know that the number of boys is greater than the number of girls. What is the difference between the number of boys and the number of girls? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 248479: I have a question about tree diagrams &probablities. It says: Use a tree diagram to show all possible results when a single die is rolled TWICE to list the ways of getting the sum of the numbers showing to equal 5,. I think the "twice" roll is confusing me & i keep getting different outcomes. ****thank you very very much!! Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 248537: what are all the possible lengths 'x' of the third side of a triangle if the other two sides have lengths of 3 and 20 ? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 248537: what are all the possible lengths 'x' of the third side of a triangle if the other two sides have lengths of 3 and 20 ? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 248529: an icecream cone costs 1.10 and a sunday costs 2.35. if 170 cones & sunday receipt were sold for a total of 294.4.how many cones were sold? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 248625: When a and b are positive integers, a < b and ab ≤ a + 3b, how many possible values are there for a? Click here to see answer by jsmallt9(3438)

 Question 248629: One maid can clean the house three times faster than another. Working together they can clean the entire house in 3 hours. How long would it take the faster maid cleaning alone? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 248647: Could I please get some help with this question? A rectangular window is 10 inches longer than it is wide. If the area is 1200 square inches, find the length and width. x^2+10=1200 x^2+10-1200=0 (x+?)(x-?)= (I don't know what to do here) Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 248671: I need help with a word problem. I would need the formula to do this and the answer. The problem is, there is a train (train A) that is traveling east at 10 mph. There is a train (train B)that is traveling west at 8 mph. In the middle there is a boy walking on the tracks he is traveling east at 0.5 mph. Each train is 10 miles from the boy when they start out. Who will hit the boy first. and where in miles. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10279)

 Question 248704: Every student in a 2nd grade class sends a valentine to each of the other students in the class, for a total of 306 valentines. How many students are in the class? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10279)

 Question 248705: Alice, Beth, and Carlie have ten identical red balloons. In how many ways can the girls split up the balloons such that each of them gets at least one red balloon? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 248694: the product of a number M and six less than M is -5 . what is the sum of all possible values of M ? Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 248749: Mr. O’Leary commutes 34 miles one way to work each day in his car. If he works 5 days per week, how many total miles did he commute in the last four weeks? Click here to see answer by blwinbbbles(106)

 Question 248755: To estimate the size of the bear population of a park, conservationists captured, tagged, and released 50 bears. One year later, a random sample of 100 bears included only 2 tagged bears. What is the conservationist's estimate of the size of the bear population? Thanks so much Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 248354: Janet, Joe, and Johnny each collected money for charity. If Janet collected fifty dollars, Joe collected seventy-two dollars, and Johnny collected forty-six dollars, how much money did they collect altogether? Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 248917: The number halfway between 1/6 and 1/4 is a) 1/10 b) 1/5 c) 5/24 d) 7/24 Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)

 Question 249036: Write a quadratic equation in the variable x having the given numbers as solutions. Type the equation in standered form, ax^2+bx+c=0 solution: 8, only solution Click here to see answer by actuary(112)

 Question 249038: If the side of a square are lengthened by 8 cm, the area becomes 289 cm^2. Find the length of a side of the original square. Click here to see answer by actuary(112)

 Question 248944: We have these word problems to do and they are so difficult for me to complete. Once I find the equations I can pretty much finish the problem but finding the equations is proving to be challenging. Please help. Word Problem: A rancher can affors 300 feet of fencing to build a corral that's divided into two equal rectangles. What dimensions will maximize the corral's area? I'm given a picture where the length is 2x and the width is y and the hint from my teacher was to use the distance formula. I'm completely lost. Thank you in advance for your help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 249086: Hello, I have no idea on how to solve this equation. I was thinking maybe using the perimeter formula?? If someone could lead me in the right direction, that would be great.(see below) What does it mean to refer to a 20 in TV set or a 25 in set? Many are refering to the diagonal of the screen. A 25 in tv set also has a width of 20 in. What is the height? (in inches) Thanks Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 249148: How many integers between 200 and 300 are perfect squares? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 249146: If I were to give \$ 7 to each of the beggars at my door, I would have \$24 left. I lack \$32 of being able to give them \$9 apiece. What is the sum of my money and the number of beggars at my door ? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)
 Question 249146: If I were to give \$ 7 to each of the beggars at my door, I would have \$24 left. I lack \$32 of being able to give them \$9 apiece. What is the sum of my money and the number of beggars at my door ? Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)

 Question 249145: If 100 bushels of corn is distributed among 100 people in such a manner that each man receives 3 bushels, each woman 2, and each child 1/2 of a bushel, which one of the following is a possible value for the number of men ? (A)16 (B) 12 (C) 8 (D) 4 (E) 0 Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)

 Question 249264: What does it mean to refer to a 20-inch TV set or a 25-inch TV set? Such units refer to the diagonal of the screen. A 10-inch TV set also has a width of 8-inch. What is the height? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 249261: If a Pro basketball player has a vertical leap of about 35 inches, what is his hang-time? Use the hang-time function V=48T^2 Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 249239: There are two trains one traveling east and one traveling west. The train going east is traveling 10 mph. The train traveling west is going 8 mph. In the middle there is a boy walking on the tracks. He is traveling east at 0.5 mph. Both trains are 10 miles away from the boy when they start out. (The boy is midpoint.) Where in miles will the train hit the boy? And which one will hit him first? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 249357: Asa a salesclerk at a clothing store, Mike receives a monthly salary of \$800 plus a 5% commission on the amount that he sells. If Mike sells \$2,00 worth of clothes in December, how much money does he make? Click here to see answer by chosenpoint(26)

 Question 249425: An old car has to travel a 2-mile route, uphill and down. Because it is so old, the car can climb the first mile-the ascent-no faster than an average speed of 15 mi/h. How fast does the car have to travel the second-on the descent it can go faster, or course-in order to achieve an average speed of 30 mi/h for the trip? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 249526: Would someone be so kind as to assist me with this problem? A football field is about 50 yards wide by 120 yards long. The border of uniform width around the entire field has an area of about 1800 square yards. How wide is the border around the field? This is how I have attempted to solve the problem: (120-2x)(50-2x)=6000-1800 length x width minus the two sides of each rep by x 6000-240x-100x+4x^2=4200 4x^2-240x-100x+6000-4200= 4x^2-340x+1800=0 4(x-5)(x-90) this is where x should equal the width of the border, but 5 does not work, what am I doing wrong? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 249544: The theoretical probability of undesirable side effects resulting from taking Xyclon is 1 in 12. If 600 people take Xyclon to relieve pain from stomach ulcers, theoretically how many will encounter undesirable side effects? Click here to see answer by chosenpoint(26)

 Question 249564: I am having problems with this question. I'm not sure what equation to use or how to go about solving it. Could you please help me figure out how to work out the question. Thank-you. When the Vancouver choir performed at BC place, the 330 singers were arranged in rows of equal lenth. The choir next performed in Coquitlam where the stage was narrower. They arranged the choir with four fewer singers in each row, but they filled up one extra row. However, when they counted the singers there were eleven less than had sung at BC Place. How many rows of singers were there when the choir sang at BC Place? Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)

 Question 249609: WRITE AN EQUATION FOR GIVEN CONDITIONS A NUMBER INCREASED BY 30 IS EQUAL TO 350. FIND THE NUMBER Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 249668: If Sally can paint a house in a 4 hours, and John can paint the same house in 6 hours, How long will it take for both of them to paint the house together? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(10279)