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 Question 94092: Find the circumference of a circle with the area 36pi square centimeters? Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)
 Question 94092: Find the circumference of a circle with the area 36pi square centimeters? Click here to see answer by praseenakos@yahoo.com(507)

 Question 94102: solve this equation by using the quadratic formula or by factoring: x^2+3x=0 if it is okay can you please show me step by step how you got the answer so I can try the other two on my own using the steps, if you can't it is alright. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 94103: The length of a rectangle is 3cm greater than its width. The perimeter is 24 cm. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. -----thanks again for all your help----- Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)
 Question 94103: The length of a rectangle is 3cm greater than its width. The perimeter is 24 cm. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. -----thanks again for all your help----- Click here to see answer by chitra(359)

 Question 94106: Can you solve the equation using quadratic formula x^2-5x-24=0 can you please show me the steps so I can do the next one on my own. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 94106: Can you solve the equation using quadratic formula x^2-5x-24=0 can you please show me the steps so I can do the next one on my own. Click here to see answer by praseenakos@yahoo.com(507)

 Question 94370: Here is the problem I am having trouble with:The length of a rectangle is 2 cm more than 5 times its width. If the area of the rectangle is 65 cm2, find the dimensions of the rectangle to the nearest thousandth.I know the width will be x and the length will be 5x+2 but I'm not sure how to proceed. Can you help? Thanks Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 94499: Hello, I need help solving this problem: A rectangle is 6 centimeters wide and 9 centimeters long. If the length and width are increased by the same amount, the area is increased by 100 square centimeters. Find the new dimensions. Thank you Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 94558: Show the conjecture is false by finding a counter example. The quotient of two whole numbers is a whole number. Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 94701: If 1 gallon of paint covers 400 square feet, about how many gallons of paint are needed to paint the outside of a spherical tank of diameter 20 feet? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 94704: The diameter of the moon is approximately one fourth the diameter of Earth, hence the volume of the moon is one fourth the volume of Earth. Is it true or false? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 95189: Hello! This problem has got me here for a good hour and I still cannot figure it out. A traveling salesperson shows up at the apartment of a math teacher to peddle her wares. During the course of her spiel, the salesperson discovers that the teacher has 3 children and inquires as to their ages. The teacher answers, "The sum of my children's ages is 13." The salesperson immediately declares, "That's not enough information to deduce your kid's ages!" The teacher continues, "Well, the product of their ages is the same as my apartment number." After taking a quick check of the apartment number, the salesperson thinks for a minute but then sighs, "That's STILL not enough information for me to figure out." So the teacher says, "Oh, I forgott to mention, my eldest child is allergic to chocolate." At which point the salesperson exclaims, "Aha, now I know all their ages!" What are the ages of the children? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 95221: Five times the compliment of an angle less twice the angle's supplement is 40 degrees. Find the measure of the supplement. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 95253: If the length of a rectangle is decreased by 2 inches and its width is increased by 2 inches, the area of the rectangle increases by 16 square inches. If the length is increased by 5 inches and the width is decreased by 3 inches, the area of the rectangle increases by 15 square inches. What is the area of the original rectangle? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 95355: The length of a rectangle is 6 inches more than its width. When the lenght is doubled and the width is increased by 5 inches, the perimeter is 90 inches. What was the original length of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 95455: The length of a rectangle is 5 cm more than 4 times its width. If the area of the rectangle is 80 cm2, find the dimensions of the rectangle to the nearest thousandth. Please Help! Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2058)

 Question 95605: The volume of a can of soup is 144 PI inches cubed. The radius of the can is 6 inches. What is the height of the can? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 95856: To support a young tree, you attach wires from the trunk to the ground. The obtuse angle the wire makes with the ground is supplementary to the acute angle the wire makes, and it is four times as large. Find the measures of the angles. Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 96033: The state of Wyoming is rectangular shape. The length of this rectangular state is 185 miles less than twice the width. If the state's perimeter is 1280 miles, what are the dimensions? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 96779: i need help with this problem- question is: the smallest angle in a triangle is half the largest angle. the middle angle measures 30 degrees less than the largest angle. find the measures of each angle. Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 96806: A farmer has 26 meters of fencing available to enclose a rectangular region. he wants the rectangular garden to have an area o 40 square meters. find the dimension of the garden. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 96841: The problem goes on like this one: "the sum of two numbers is equal to 20. the larger number is 3 times bigger than the other number. Find the numbers." could you please help me? solve this by using a quadratic formula, completing the square or by factoring..thanks,.=) Click here to see answer by winson55(5)

 Question 96916: Grant Wood painted his most famous work, American Gothic, in 1930 on compositition board with perimeter 108,44 in. If the painting is 5.54 in. taller than it is wide, find the dimensions of the painting. Click here to see answer by coyote(32)
 Question 96916: Grant Wood painted his most famous work, American Gothic, in 1930 on compositition board with perimeter 108,44 in. If the painting is 5.54 in. taller than it is wide, find the dimensions of the painting. Click here to see answer by anjali_yamini(27)

 Question 96915: The Bermuda Triangle supposedly causes trouble for aircraft pilots. It has a perimeter of 3075 mi. The shortest side measures 75 mi less than the middle side, and the longest side measures 375 mi more than the middle side. Find the lengths of the three sides. Click here to see answer by mathslover(141)

 Question 97031: Bob fenced in a rectangular garden in his yard. The length of the rectangle is 6 feet longer than the width and the perimeter is 104 feet. What is the width of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by guitarguy23(2)

 Question 97137: One leg of a right triangle is 2 in. longer than the other leg. The hypotenuse is 10 in. long. What are the lengths of the legs of the triangle? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)
 Question 97137: One leg of a right triangle is 2 in. longer than the other leg. The hypotenuse is 10 in. long. What are the lengths of the legs of the triangle? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 97298: I am a 2-dimensional figure. I have two pairs of parallel sides. None of my angles is a right angle. All of my sides are the same length. What ams I? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 97298: I am a 2-dimensional figure. I have two pairs of parallel sides. None of my angles is a right angle. All of my sides are the same length. What ams I? Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 97311: If a bridge that is one mile long is attached to the ground on either side, and you cut it in the middle and add one foot, what is the height of how far the bridge bows up in the middle? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 97568: B is the midpoint of line AC . Line AB = 8v and Line Ac= 3v+42 .what is BC? the only thing that i have is that line BC should be equal to line AB. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 97568: B is the midpoint of line AC . Line AB = 8v and Line Ac= 3v+42 .what is BC? the only thing that i have is that line BC should be equal to line AB. Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 97667: One leg of a right triangle is 2 inches smaller than the hypotenuse. The other leg is 5 inches long. What are the lengths of the unknown leg and hypotenuse? Not sure if I set it up right. (x+2)^2 + 5^2 = x^2 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)