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 Question 435742: if you use a fencing to make cylinder that is 12 ft and 6 ft across how much can it hold? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 435982: My word problem is "A full sheet cake is typically 18" by 24" by 2". What is the minimum surface area of a rectangular box that will contain the cake?" I understand how to figure the surface area, but do I add some to these dimensions since the cake will not fit in a box that is exactly the same size as the cake? Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 436023: a house is 60 feet wide a photo shows the width as 2.5 inches wide and the height as 3 in. what is the actual height in feet ? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 436147: Hey tutor. This is the problem The length of a rectangular cardboard is 2cm greater than it's width. If the length and the width were each decreased by 1 cm, the area of the card board will decrease by 27cm squared. What are the dimensions of the original piece of cardboard? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 436188: What is the area of the largest square that can be cut out of a circular paper with a circumference of 20π cm Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 436201: The diagonal of a square frame is 6 inches. What is the length of each side of the frame? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 436111: Will a circular rug that has a diameter of 10 feet cover more or less area than a rectangular rug that measures 8 feet by 12 feet? How much more or less area will the circular rug cover? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 436298: Which has a greater area rectangle with 8in width and 4 in length or a square with the perimeter of 2ft Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 436405: The sum of seven and three times a number is 64. Find the number. Click here to see answer by emargo19(101)

 Question 436400: The difference between two numbers is 72. If the larger is 5 times the smaller, find the two numbers. Click here to see answer by emargo19(101)

 Question 436393: The length of a rectangle is 2 ft more than the width. Find the dimensions if the perimeter is 40ft Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 436425: At Ed Helper coffee, one kind of coffee sells for \$1 a cup and another sells for \$3.25 a cup. How much of each coffee should be used to make 9 cups of a coffee mixture which sells for \$2.75 a cup? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 436394: The product of three and the sum of twice a number and five is 87. Find the number. Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 437046: The base of a triangle exceeds the height by 4 inches. The area of the triangle is 30 square inches. Find the height of the triangle. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 437066: Two sides of a triangle are equal in length, and the third side is 10 inches. If the perimeter is 26 inches, how long are the two equal sides? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 437130: the length of each side of a square is extended 4 cm. The area of the resulting square is 144 cm^2. Find the length of a side of the original square Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 437166: the length of the table is 4 m greater then the width. the area is 96 m^2. find the dimensions of the table Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 437230: A kite flying 20 ft. above the ground is attached to a string 80 ft. long. The string is being held by a person on the ground.if the kite fell vertically to the ground, how far away from the stake would the kite land? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 437232: A kite is tethered to a stake in the ground by a string 40 ft. long, which makes an angle of 60 degrees with the ground.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(57387)

 Question 437208: A rectangular pool is 30 feet wide and 70 feet long. You swim diagonally across the pool. To the nearest foot, how far do you swim? Round your answer to the nearest whole number. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 437384: How long will it take a 6 foot wide planter to cover completely 42 acres at 6mph? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6519)

 Question 437474: A circular garden has an area of approximately 450 ft^2. Find the radius. Round the answer to the nearest tenth of a foot. Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 437569: I need to find the width and length of a billboard. the perimeter is 124ft. and the length is 6ft more than three times the width. I understand that p= 124 and I need W2(?) + L2(?) = P that will equal 124ft. but having the wording 6ft more than three times is were Im lost. Click here to see answer by Klaus(2)
 Question 437569: I need to find the width and length of a billboard. the perimeter is 124ft. and the length is 6ft more than three times the width. I understand that p= 124 and I need W2(?) + L2(?) = P that will equal 124ft. but having the wording 6ft more than three times is were Im lost. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 437630: the ratio of a football field length to its width is 9:4. If the length of the field is 360 ft, what is the width of the field in feet? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 437710: A dad travels 36 miles in 12 hrs. The son travels double in the same amount of time. Where was the son in 9hrs??? I'm guessing the son traveled double so 72 miles in 12 hrs but that about as far as i got. :( thank you much!!! Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6519)

 Question 437824: two supplementary angles are in the ratio 7 to 2. find the number of degrees in the smaller angle. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 437920: a trapezoid has an area of 120 inches squared. it's altitude measures 8 in. give a possible pair lengths for the bases of the trapezoid. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 437923: For serveral years Charlie has had a tree farm where he grows blue spruce. The trees are planted in a square array. This year he planted 87 new trees along two adjacent edges of the square to form a larger square. How many trees are in the new square? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 437990: The volume of a rectangle is 96. What is the height of the box? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)
 Question 437990: The volume of a rectangle is 96. What is the height of the box? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)
 Question 437990: The volume of a rectangle is 96. What is the height of the box? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 438015: Hello, I need this answered as soon as possible as I have to turn in the assignment soon. Thanks so much for whatever help you can give me. Question: A large ferris wheel has a diameter of 120 ft. It completes one revolution every 480 seconds. Find the angular velocity of the ferris wheel in radians per second. Thanks so much Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 437692: if i had to build a pool that is 15 metres long, 5 metres wide and 2 metres deep and if the walls of the pool are to be made out of concrete that is 10 cm thick, what will the dimensions of the hole in the ground need to be? could you show me the calculations you used to work it out thanks my second question on this same subject is how many cubic metres of concrete will be needed to build this pool? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 438202: Decide whether the points are the vertices of a right triangle. (2,0), (-1,-1), (1,3) Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 438195: Find the dimensions of a retangle if its area is xy-4x+2y-8 Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 438084: the area of a small rug is 72 square inches. how many square feet is this? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 438429: Iam trying to find the lenght and width of a rectangle. All i know is L=3w-8 and that Area = 35. Please help me sovle this. Click here to see answer by Gogonati(809)

 Question 438542: Gloria had a rectangular garden plot last year with an area of 60 square feet. This year Gloria's garden plot is one foot wider and three feet shorter than last year's garden, but has the same area. What are the dimensions of the garden last year? Is the problem (W+1)(L-3)=60 and if so, how do I calculate this? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15660)

 Question 438703: PA is tangent from P to circle O. PO = 10 and AO = 6. Find PA. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 438709: Two concentric circles have diameters of 672 and 840. Find the length of a chord of the larger circle which is tangent to the smaller circle. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 438987: An office building casts a 90 foot shadow. At the same time of day, a 5 foot woman standng near the building casts an 8 foot shadow. What is the approximate height of the building? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 439180: I have been up for the whole night working on other math h.w. Now im on this one and my brain is completely dead and i can jus not figure it out. I know that to find the perimeter of a square is 4s. Then to find the area is s^4. After that my brains jus goes dead The perimeter of square one is 36 cm. greater than the perimeter of square two. The area of squar eone is 243 square cm more than the area of square two. Find the are of the larger square. Click here to see answer by Gogonati(809)

 Question 439240: If the height of a right circular cylin- der is halved and the diameter is tripled, how is the vol- ume changed? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6962)

 Question 439357: A box is packed with six soda cans. What percentage of the volume of the interior of the box is not occupied by the cans? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

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