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 Question 205479: Suppose you need to construct a right triangle in which the shortest side is eight feet less than the largest side and the third side is seven feet more than the shortest side. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 205500: Compare the area of the circle with the maximum area of the rectangular (square) shape. How much larger is the area of the circle? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)
 Question 205500: Compare the area of the circle with the maximum area of the rectangular (square) shape. How much larger is the area of the circle? Click here to see answer by Targetweek(62)

 Question 205656: The width of a rectangle is five more than one-third of its length. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 34 meters, what is the length of the shorter side? I come up with the answer of 9m, but the correct answer is 8m. Can someone please explain this to me. Thank you, Connie Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 205647: Dave and Jane wells have a new rectangular driveway. The perimeter of the driveway is 168 feet. the length is 12 feet longer than three times the width. what are the dimensions of the driveway. I followed an example in the book and not sure if it is understandable or not will post it anyway. 168=2w+2(2w+3) = 168=2w+4w+6 = 168=6w+6 168-6 = 6w +6-6=162/6 6w/6 w=27 2w+3=2(27) +3 = 54+3 = 57w=27 L=57 If you have the book I followed example 3 page 81. Click here to see answer by Targetweek(62)

 Question 205648: Mr. McGreggor is redesigning his garden. If the new width is half of the old wideth and the new length is 4 feet less than twice the old wide, the garden will be 24 square feet. Find the old width. Thank you, Connie Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 205679: in the figure below, what is the perimeter of square ABCD if diagonal AC=8? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 205491: The square is divided into 5 congruent rectangles. If the perimeter of one rectangle is 30 units, what is the perimeter of the square? Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 205780: One angle of a triangle is 1/3 the largest angle, but twice the smallest. Find the largest angle. Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 205783: One angle of a triangle is 1/3 the largest angle, but twice the smallest. Find the largest angle. Click here to see answer by Targetweek(62)

 Question 205823: A leather coin purse has the shape of a triangle. Two sides are equal in length and the third side is 3 centimeters shorter than one and one-half times the length of the equal sides. The perimeter is 28.5 centimeters. Find the length of the sides. Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 205936: Help pls. It's confusing. Karla weighs 42 lbs more than mara. Their combined weight is 68lbs. less than three times Mara's weight. How much does Karla weigh? Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 205941: Kindly help me with this question pls. Two persons start at the same time from two places 66 km apart travelling towards each other. One travel 10 kph and the other 12 kph. How long will they travel before they meet? Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 205940: I don't get this. How would I solve it. Please help! The salary of an employee was divided as follows: 1/5 for electric bill, 1/2 for food, and 1/6 for transportation. How much of the salary did he save? Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 205980: The width of a rectangle is 2 ft less than the length. The area is 8ft^2. Find the length and the width. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 205980: The width of a rectangle is 2 ft less than the length. The area is 8ft^2. Find the length and the width. Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 205945: the perimeter of a standard basketball court is 288 ft. find the dimensions of the basketball court if its length is 44ft. longer than its width. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)
 Question 205945: the perimeter of a standard basketball court is 288 ft. find the dimensions of the basketball court if its length is 44ft. longer than its width. Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 206094: The measures of the three angles of a triangle has the ratio of 3:4:5. What are the measurement of the angles? Note: Please include representations of any used variable. Say, Let x be..... Thank you very much.. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 206127: help graph 3x-5y = -9 5x-6y = -8 Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 206129: help graph 4x + 5y = -2 4y + (-x) = 11 Click here to see answer by jojo14344(1512)

 Question 206126: help graph 3x-5y = -9 5x-6y = -8 Click here to see answer by Marth(57)

 Question 206139: Given the circumference of a circle to be 4 Pie inches, find the area. Click here to see answer by Marth(57)

 Question 206148: If 1 gallon of paint covers 400 square feet, about howmany gallons of paint are needed to paint the outside of a sperical tank of diameter 20 feet? Click here to see answer by Marth(57)

 Question 206152: true or False The diameter of the moon is approximatelty one-fourth the diameter of Earth, hence the volume of the moon is one-fourth the volume of Earth. Click here to see answer by Marth(57)

 Question 206151: True or False The total surface area of a cube each of whose edges is 12 inches long is 6 square feet. Click here to see answer by Marth(57)

 Question 206141: Given that twice the complement is three-fifths the supplement, find the measure of the angle. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 206149: 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 Targetweek(62)

 Question 206160: given the sum of two numbers is thirty and that twice the first number is 3 more than the second,find the largest number Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 206159: given that twice the complement is three-fifths the supplement find the measure of the angle Click here to see answer by Marth(57)

 Question 206324: The slope of line l is greater than 1, and teh angle formed by line l and the y-axis has a degree measure of m. which of the following is the fange of possible values for m? Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)

 Question 206343: which parabola intersects the x-axis in two distinct points? A) y= (x+5)^2 B) y= (x-5)^2 C) y= x^2-25 D) y= x^2+25 E) y= (x-4)^2 Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)
 Question 206343: which parabola intersects the x-axis in two distinct points? A) y= (x+5)^2 B) y= (x-5)^2 C) y= x^2-25 D) y= x^2+25 E) y= (x-4)^2 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 206405: One of the angles of a triangle is equal to the sum of the other two angles. If the ratio of the other two angles is 4:5, find the angles of the triangle. Click here to see answer by RAY100(1637)

 Question 206516: Celsius to Fahrenheit solve for C: F= 9 over 5 c +32 thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 206513: Area of a Rectangle Solve for w: A=lw thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 206518: Perimeter of a Square P=4s solve for s find s when p = 44 cm thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 206515: Perimeter of an Equilateral Triangle Solve for s: P=3s thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 193535: Jeremy has a fish tank that has a 40-cm by 70-cm rectangular base. The water is 25 cm deep. When he drops rocks into the tank, the water goes up by 2 cm. What is the volume in liters of the rocks? It seems to me this is measuring by water displacement, but I do not understand how to go about solving this problem. Thank you. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 206517: Area of a Trapezoid. solve for H: A= h over 2 (b^1+b^2) thank you Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28717)
 Question 206517: Area of a Trapezoid. solve for H: A= h over 2 (b^1+b^2) thank you Click here to see answer by mickclns(59)

 Question 206365: The dimensions of a garden are in whole numbers. If the length is reduced by 3 and the width reduced by 1 then the area is reduced by half. What were the dimensions and area of the original rectangle. I know the answer but cannot find the math to get to it! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)