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 Question 108703: Geometry. The length of a rectangle is 1 cm longer than its width. If the diagonal of the rectangle is 4 cm, what are the dimensions (the length and the width)of the rectangle? Help would be much appreciated! Thank you. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 108741: a backyard has demensions 3 4/5 yards by 1 1/2 yards. What is the area of the backyard in square yards (yd^2)? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 108946: A backyard has dimensions 3 4/5 yards by 1 1/2 yards. What is the area of the backyard in square yards (yd^2)? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 108946: A backyard has dimensions 3 4/5 yards by 1 1/2 yards. What is the area of the backyard in square yards (yd^2)? Click here to see answer by richmusick(3)

 Question 107721: Jarod is having a problem with rabbits getting into his vegetable garden, so he decides to fence it in. The length of the garden is 12 feet more than 3 times the width. He needs 80 feet of fencing to do this job. Find the length and width of the garden. Click here to see answer by richmusick(3)

 Question 109126: PLEASE HELP. I ALSO NEED TO REQUEST THAT THE TUTOR PLEASE NOT USE THE QUADRATIC EQUATION METHOD BECAUSE I DO NOT UNDDERSTAND IT. I AM STUDYING BEGINNER ALGEBRA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. THE LENGTH OF A RECTANGULAR GARDEN IS 6 FT LESS THAN 5 TIMES ITS WIDTH. IF THE PERIMETER OF THE GARDEN IS 48 FT. FIND THE DEMENSIONS OF THE GARDEN. THANKS AGAIN JMS Click here to see answer by vertciel(183)

 Question 109331: A large permanent movie screen is in the Panasonic Imax theater at darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia. The rectangular screen has an area of 11,349 square feet. Find the dimensions of the screen if it is 20 feet longer than it is wide. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 109559: The base of a triangle is one third as long as its height. If the area of the triangle is 24 square meters, how long is its base? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6633)

 Question 109605: 65 million ___________ 19.5 billion written in scientific notation Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)
 Question 109605: 65 million ___________ 19.5 billion written in scientific notation Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 109747: A rectangular lawn is 60 feet by 80 feet. How wide a uniform strip must be cut around the edge when mowing the grass in order that half of the grass be cut? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 109832: A developer wants to enclose a rectangular lot that borders a city street. If the developer has 248 ft. of fence and does not fence the side bordering the street, what is the largest area that can be enclosed. Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 107675: Two angles are supplementary and the measure of one of them is 20% less than three times the measure of the other. Find the measure of each angle. Click here to see answer by richmusick(3)

 Question 110067: A piece of wire having a total length of 72 cm was cut into two unequal segments and bent to form two unequal squares. If the total area of the squares is 180-sq.cm.,what is the difference in the lengths of the two segments? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8909)
 Question 110067: A piece of wire having a total length of 72 cm was cut into two unequal segments and bent to form two unequal squares. If the total area of the squares is 180-sq.cm.,what is the difference in the lengths of the two segments? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6633)

 Question 110191: This ones got me stumped A circular cylinder has a volume of 108pie cubic feetand a radius of 3 feet. What is the height of the cylinder? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 110221: The following table gives the winning percentages of the top five coaches in NFL history. What fraction of his games has each coach won? Don Shula 0.676 George Halas 0.672 Tom Landry 0.606 Curly Lambeau 0.624 Paul Brown 0.667 Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 110277: A cylinder has a radius of 5 in. If the volume of the cylinder is 250 in.3. What is the height of the cylinder? (Hint: The volume of a cylinder is give by v = r2h.) There is a square symbol that I cannot recreate that is after the 250 and before in. The 3 is a superscript and there was a square symbol between v = and 42h. Also the 2 is a superscript. I hope you can help me even though I can't create the problem accurately. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 110816: Solve. The length of a rectangle is 8 in. more than twice its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 34 in., find the width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 110946: I have the following homework problem I can not seem to fit into one of the provided answers: A 13-ft ladder is leaning against a building. The bottom of the ladder is 5 ft from the building. How high is the top of the ladder? sq rt of 18ft sq rt of 8ft 12 ft sq rt of 194ft Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 111579: One side of this rectangle has a length of 12cm. The other side has a length of 2x+1 cm. The perimeter of the rectangle is 46 cm. Find the length of the unknown sides. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 111650: A circular coffee table has a diameter of 4.8 feet. What will it cost to have the top refinished if it costs \$5.50 per square fot for the refinishing? Please help! Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 111678: The perimeter of a rectangle is to be no greater than 300 in., and the length must be 125 in. Find the maximum width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 111677: A rectangular solid has a base with length 6 cm and width 5 cm. If the volume of the solid is 300 cm3, find the height of the solid. Click here to see answer by malakumar_kos@yahoo.com(315)

 Question 111649: A backyard has dimensions of 5 1/2 yards by 2 1/6 yards. What is the are of the backyard in square yards (yd2)? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 112333: Could you please provide me with some assistance with this word problem. A square support unit in a television is made with a side measuring 3 centimeters. A new model is being designed for the upcoming year and will have a larger square with a side measuring 3.2 centimeters. By how much will the area of the square be increased? I know that the answer is not .2 centimeters, it is too easy. Would the formula be: A= 3.14(r)^2 I appreciate any help with this one. Thank, Jessie. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)
 Question 112333: Could you please provide me with some assistance with this word problem. A square support unit in a television is made with a side measuring 3 centimeters. A new model is being designed for the upcoming year and will have a larger square with a side measuring 3.2 centimeters. By how much will the area of the square be increased? I know that the answer is not .2 centimeters, it is too easy. Would the formula be: A= 3.14(r)^2 I appreciate any help with this one. Thank, Jessie. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 112332: Could you please help me solve this word problem. A semicircular window of radius 15 inches is to be laminated with a sunblock coating that costs \$.85 per square inch to apply what is the total cost of coating the window, to the nearest cent? I think this is the equation, could you let me know if this is correct: A = 3.14(15)^2 Thanks, Jessie. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 112341: Could someone please help me with this problem. I don't know how to find the perimeter. The area of a square is 25 square meters. What is its perimeter? Thanks, Jessie. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 112342: I need help with this one also. An aluminum plate is made according to the following dimensions. The outer radius is 10 in. and the inner radius is 3 in. (a) How many square inches in area is the aluminum plate (the outer area)? (b) If the cost to construct the plate is \$7.50 per square inch, what is the construction cost? I appreciate any feedback. Jessie. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 112371: I have to find the length of an isosceles right triangles legs and the hypotenuse. The hypotenuse is 6 cm longer than either of the legs. I came up with the euqation 2xsquared+(x+6)squared. However, I can't seem to figure out how to solve that equation to a solution for x. If you could just point me in the right direction I would be very greatful. Emily Suspeck Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 112378: I need help with this word problem please, don't know how to start off the equation. Any help is appreciated. A concrete driveway measures 18 yards by 4 yards. The driveway will be 0.5 yards thick. (a) How many cubic yards of concrete will be needed? (b) How much will it cost if concrete is \$3.50 per cubic yard? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 112379: I need help with this word problem also please, don't know how to start off the equation. Any help is appreciated. For a holiday party, Marcus is making a seven-layer torte, which consists of seven 9-inch diameter cake layers with a cream topping on each layer. He knows that one recipe of cream will cover 65 square inches of cake. How many batches of the topping must he make to complete his torte? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 112526: the area of a rectangle is 80 square feet and its length is 1 foot more than 3 times its width.find its width. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 112665: I need help with this word problem, any help would be greatly appreciated. The area of a square is 25 square meters. What is its perimeter? Thanks. Click here to see answer by SHUgrad05(58)

 Question 112751: The sum of two numbers is 29. Their difference is 7. What are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by SHUgrad05(58)

 Question 113055: He gave us a question he made up and told us chapter 11 would help us, but I'm not having any luck. The height of a triangle is 5 centimeters longer than three times its base. Find the base of the triangle if its area is 6 square centimeters. Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6633)

 Question 113571: Find the length and width of a rectangle whose perimeter is 40 feet, and whose area is 96 square feet. I think I have the right equation for the perimeter: P=2l+2w=96 sq ft. Is this right? I do not know how to set the other equation up or solve it. thanks Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 113612: Two medium eggs and three cups of ice cream contain 701 milligrams of cholesterol. One medium egg and one cup of ice cream exceed the suggested daily cholesterol intake of 300 milligrams by 25 milligrams. Determine the cholesterol content in each item. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)