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 Question 279199: 2/5 of the cost of a guitar is equal to 1/4 of the cost of a violin. If the violin costs \$2870 more than the guitar, what is the cost of both musical instruments? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 279644: A cube has an edge of 2x. A larger cube has an edge of 4x. What is the ratio of the volume of the larger cube to the volume of the smaller cube? A) 1:2 B) 1:8 C) 2:1 D) 4:1 E) 8:1 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 279657: Two right circular cylinders have equal heights. The radius of the base of the first cylinder is 3, while the radius of the base of the second cylinder is 4. What is the ratio of the volume of the smaller cylinder to the volume of the larger cylinder? A 3/4 b 4/3 c 9/16 d 16/9 e 1/2 Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 280034: From the top of a 210 ft lighthouse, the angle of depression to a ship in the ocean is 21 degrees. How far is the ship from the base of the lighthouse to the nearest tenth of a foot? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 280083: A man has a 50-foot roll of fencing to make a rectangular shaped kennel. If he wants the kennel to be 6 feet longer than it is wide, the dimensions must be: (A) 3.5 ft x 9.5 ft (B) 11 ft x 17 ft (C) 9.5 ft x 15.5 ft (D) 5 ft x 11 ft (E) none of these Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 280079: The length, L, of a rectangle is increased by 50% and the width, W, is doubled to form a larger rectangle with an area of 30 cm2. What is the largest possible perimeter of the larger rectangle if L and W are integers with L > W? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 280089: Suppose that the length of a rectangle is three cm longer than twice the width and that the perimeter of the rectangle is 90 cm. Set up an equation for the perimeter involving only w, the width of the rectangle. Solve this equation algebraicially to find the length of the rectangle. Find the width as well. Click here to see answer by rfer(12726)

 Question 280082: A circle is inscribed in a triangle with sides of lengths 3 cm, 4 cm, and 5 cm. The radius of this circle, in cm, is: (A) 5/7 (B) 1 (C) 7/5 (D) 2 (E) none of these Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 280165: Julia Stone designed a rectangular patio that is 25 feet by 40 feet. This patio is surrounded by a terraced strip of uniform width planted with small tress and shrubs. If the area A of this terraced strip is 504 feet squared, find the width x of the strip. I drew a picture and labeled it and came up with: (2x+25)(2x+40)=504 but I must be doing something wrong because everytime I work it out and simplify, I get a negative number. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17059)

 Question 280270: The area of a rectangle is 165 ft (2)squared. The length of the rectangle is 4 feet longer than the width. Find the length and width. I need to know the equation and how to solve. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 280316: A square has twice the perimeter of a circle . the ratio of the area of the square to the area of the circle is A 4 b pi c 1/pi d 16/pi e none of these Click here to see answer by dabanfield(803)

 Question 280437: A kite is tethered to a stake in the ground by a string 40ft. long, which makes an angle of 60 degrees with the ground. How high is the kite? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 280438: A kite is tethered to a stake in the ground by a string 40ft. long, which makes an angle of 60 ft. If the kite fell vertically to the ground, how far away from the stake would the kite land? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 280441: A kite flying 30 feet above the ground is attached to a string which makes a 52 degree angle with the ground. Find the length of the string Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 280467: Jason's farm covers a rectangular plot of 450 acres. One side of the farm is 6.340 feet long. How long (to the nearest) food is the second side? ( 1 acre= 43.560 square feet). Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 280530: A 25 ft ladder is placed against a vertical wall. The foot of the ladder is 7 feet from the base of the wall. If the foot of the ladder slips 8 feet , then the top of the ladder will slide A 4 ft b 6 ft c 8ft d 20 ft e none of these Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 280560: what is the width of a 22 inch monitor that is 11 inches high Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 280895: The area of a rectangle is 192in2. Find the perimeter of the rectangle if the length is 16 inches? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 281172: The average of the first four of Arlene’s Algebra 1 test scores was 89, and her average for the last three was 75. What was Arlene’s overall average? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 281167: a)Using the Trichotomy Axiom, if P≠S, then we conclude that either____________or______________. b)According to the Power Rule for exponents, if b≠0,then (b\M)ⁿ simplifies to_____________. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28696)

 Question 281180: If all the factors of the numerator cancel with all the factors of the denominator when reducing a fraction, the value of the fraction becomes What? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 281243: The length of a photograph is 1 cm less than twice the width. The area is 45cm squared. Find the dimensions of the photograph. the problem must be solved algebracly using the quadratic formula, factoring or anything like that. thanks Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 281349: A lighthouse beacon can be seen 17 miles in all directions. To the nearest square mile, what is the area over which the beacon can be seen? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 281357: Mr. Gork has a square sheet of aluminum that measures 24 inches on each side. What is the area of the largest circular disk that he can cut from this sheet of aluminum? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 281366: The worlds largest Ferris wheel is the Cosmoclock 21 in Yokohama Japan. The wheel has a radius of 164 feet.How far would you travel in one turn of the wheel? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 281414: A rectangle is inscribed in a circle of radius 6.5 cm. If the the length of the rectangle is 2 cm longer than twice the width, then the dimensions of the rectangle are: (A) 4.5 cm x 11 cm (B) 5 cm x 12 cm (C) 5.5 cm x 13 cm (D) 6.5 cm x 12 cm (E) none of these Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 281419: the lenght of a regular lot is 6 yards longer than twice the width.if the perimeter is 288 yards,what are the lots of dimensions Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 281426: the length of a rectangle is 2cm less than 3 times its width.if the perimeter of the rectangle is 68m find the dimensions of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 281415: The area in square units of a rhombus for which one side has length 10 units and the diagonals differ by 4 units is A 27 b 49 c 64 d 88 e 96 Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 281427: the length of a rectangle is 2cm less than 3 times its width.if the perimeter of the rectangle is 68m find the dimensions of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by brucewill(101)

 Question 281420: the lenght of a regular lot is 6 yards longer than twice the width.if the perimeter is 288 yards,what are the lots of dimensions Click here to see answer by brucewill(101)

 Question 281602: Find the perimeter of the square in which a circle of area 81 pi is inscribed. A. 81 B. 40 C. 72 D. 9 E. 18 Please show me step by step how to solve the answer. Thank you Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)
 Question 281602: Find the perimeter of the square in which a circle of area 81 pi is inscribed. A. 81 B. 40 C. 72 D. 9 E. 18 Please show me step by step how to solve the answer. Thank you Click here to see answer by Mathematicians(84)
 Question 281602: Find the perimeter of the square in which a circle of area 81 pi is inscribed. A. 81 B. 40 C. 72 D. 9 E. 18 Please show me step by step how to solve the answer. Thank you Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 281639: The length of a rectangle is 5 feet longer then its width. The area of the rectangle is 374 square feet. What are the dimensions of the rectangle? Could you show me step by step how to solve this problem? Thank you! Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 281693: THE WIDTH OF A RECTANGULAR PLAYGROUND IS 2x-5 FEET, AND THE LENGTH IS 3x+9 FEET. WRITE A POLYNOMINAL P(x) THAT REPRESENTS THE PERIMETER THEN EVALUATE THIS OERAMETER IF x IS 4 FEET. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 281694: find a trinmoial A(x) that represents the area of a parallelogram whose base is 3x + 2 meters and whose height is 2x + 3meters. find A(3) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57940)

 Question 281685: A ladder is resting against a wall. The top of the ladder touches the wall at a height of 12 feet. Find the length of the ladder if its length is 4 ft. more than its distance from the wall. Click here to see answer by Greenfinch(383)

 Question 281756: if the diameter of a circle is 1.3 x 10^-12meters, what is the radius Click here to see answer by subudear(55)
 Question 281756: if the diameter of a circle is 1.3 x 10^-12meters, what is the radius Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 281738: A rectangle has a perimeter of 124, find the dimesions of the rectangle with the greatest possible area. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31487)

 Question 282097: A rectangular painting with a width of x centimeters has an area of x^2 + 50x square centimeters. find a bionominal that represents the length. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

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