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 Question 570159: In the rectangle below,AC has a length of 28. What is the length of ED If necessary, round your answer to two decimal places. Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 570089: I am having issues with this one problem in my home work. I don't know why I cant get it...We have to set it up in the 5 step and I guess I am just confused. ?. The perimeter of a rectangle is 36m. The length is 2m more than three thimes the width. Find the length and with of the rectangle. Ok, so here is what I have done. Data: I drew a rectangle with the length labeled as 3w + 2, and the width is just labeled as w. Varaibles: P=2(3w+2)x 2w Plan: P=2Lx2W Equation: 36=2(3w+2)x 2w Ok...so here is where I get stuck. 36=2(3w+2) x 2w 36=6w+4 x 2w so I think now I subtract 4 from each side, but then I am stuck. Am I even close? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 570613: this is a problem that my teacher gave me and no matter how I look at it it doesn't make any sense The perimeter of an equilateral triangle is 9 inches more than the perimeter of a square, and the side of the triangle is 6 inches longer than the side of the square. Find the side of the triangle. (Hint: An equilateral triangle has three sides the same length.) Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 570786: The perimeter of a rectangle is 2012, and lengths of all sides are integers. What is the smallest possible area of this rectangle? Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

 Question 570724: The town of Foxton lies 10 mi north of an abandoned east-west road that runs through Grimley, as shown in the figure. The point on the abandoned road closest to Foxton is 60 mi from Grimley. County officials are about to build a new road connecting the two towns. They have determined that restoring the old road would cost \$100,000 per mile, while building a new road would cost \$200,000 per mile. How much of the abandoned road should be used (as indicated in the figure) if the officials intend to spend exactly \$8.8 million? How much would it cost to build a new road connecting the towns directly? (Round your answer to one decimal place.) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 570897: to fence a rectangular farm of 750 m^2, 110 m of fence has been used. calculate the dimensions of the farm. show your work. Click here to see answer by maa.veera@gmail.com(3)

 Question 570937: the perimeter of a rectangle is 110 ft. and the area is 684 sq. ft. What is the length of the longer side Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 570796: a rancher has 180 ft of fencing to enclose two adjacent rectangular corrals. A river forms one side of the corrals. Suppose the width of each corral is x ft. Express the total area of the two corrals as a function of x. Find the domain of the function. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 571502: In a family, each boy has as many sisters as brothers, but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers. how many children are in the family? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 571507: the lower base of a trapezoid is x+7 cm and the upper base is x+4 cm. if the distance between them is x cm and the area of the trapezoid is 20 sq. cm, find x Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 571515: using seven distinct straight lines, what is the maximum number of points of intersection? Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

 Question 571748: What is an example of a geometry word problem a man in the marines might have to answer Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 571736: A square centered at the origin has its vertices on the x and y axes. The graph of the function f(x) = ax2 - 4, a > 0 passes through three of the square's vertices. Find a. I tried to draw a graph of it, but didn't really help, since I don't know the exact measures of the square... But being that its vertices are on the x and y axes I figured that it is like, diagonal, but other than that, I am completely lost! Please help, I would definitely appreciate it :) Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 571763: One diagonal of a parallelogram is 17 cm long and makes angles of 36° and 15° with the sides. Find the lengths (x and y) of the sides. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 571849: A wire of length 8x is bent into the shape of a square. Express the area A of the square as a function of x. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 571961: angles a and b are complementary angles, and angle b is 14degrees less than angle a. find the measures of angle a and angle b Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6489)

 Question 572039: a 30ft wire was attached to the top of a flag pole and anchored to the ground 10 ft from the base pole how high up the pole was wire attached!? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 572165: The length of a rectangular poster is 7 in. greater than the width. the perimeter is 114 in. Find the width. and how do you write out the problem? Click here to see answer by hilltop404(1)

 Question 572195: You and seven of your friends (8 people total)order a pizza frOm Dominios for \$2.00 per person. It has a 18 inch diameter. You split the pizza evenly between all of you You and three of your friends (4people total) each order 3 slices of pizza from Pizza Hut for \$5 total per person. Each slice is 1/8 of a pizza with a 19 inch diameter Which deal is better? Your help will be greatly appreciated. On my own I discovered that: Dominos pizza will feed eight people for the cost of \$16.00 and I estimated that each slice will be 2.25inches Pizza huts pizza will feed. Four people for the cost of \$15.00 and will provide 12 slices at 2.375 inches per slice Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 572451: How many square feet of surface are in one wall of a swimming pool 80ft long , 3ft deep at one end, and 16ft deep at the other? Click here to see answer by rfer(12654)

 Question 572544: A square has a perimeter of 80 meters. what is its area? Please answer with a representation and checking. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 572800: You are framing a rectangular print that is 10 inches wide and 34 inches long. You have a place on your wall where you want to put the framed print so you need the print and frame to have an area of 640 square inches. What is the uniform width of the frame so that the framed print fits perfectly in this location. This is a write about that i got and i have no clue how to do it. Thanks for the help!! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 572868: if a buildings shadow is 28 feet how many feet is the building. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 572847: A rectangular state flag has dimensions 7 feet by feet. How long is its diagonal? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 572963: A woman earns 15% more than her husband. Together they make \$64,070 per year. What is the husband's annual salary? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 573320: when a tree 7.2m tall casts a shadow 4.8m long, how long is a shadow cast by a person 1.5m tall? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 573337: A ladder is leaning against the side of a building. The ladder is 6ft. away from the building and touches the building at a point 8 ft. from the base. How long is the ladder? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 573379: hi can you help me with this question? The ratio of the sides of two similar triangles is 8/1. What is the ratio of their areas? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 573525: How do you find the area of a trapezoid when you are only given the bases, 8 and 16 and one of the angles is 60. How do I figure out the height with the 30,60,90? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 573621: Translate the verbal model below into a mathematical model. A rectangle has an area of 9 in2. The length of the rectangle is the quotient of its area and its width. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 573743: which could not be the measures of the sides of a triangle? A 3 ft, 8ft, 10 ft B 3 ft, 15, ft, 17 ft C 6 ft, 8ft, 10 ft D 8 ft, 9ft, 17 ft Click here to see answer by checkley79(3050)

 Question 573811: The perimeter of a rectangle is 148 feet. The length if 14ft. greater than one and a half times the width. What is the length of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by mathsmiles(68)

 Question 573837: john wants to make a triangular garden in his back yard. which of the following are possible dimensions? A. 4FT*5ft*10ft B. 6ft*6ft*12ft C. 6ft*8ft*10ft D. 8ft*12ft*20ft Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2044)

 Question 573873: If a/4 = b/7, what is the value of a-b/b? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 573969: The measure of an angle is 44 degrees more than the measure of its supplement. Find the measure of the supplement. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 574023: if a flag is 8 x 13 what is the perimeter? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 574227: A sqaure is enlarged by increasing the length of its sides by 10% . If the length of its sides was originally 6 cm , calculate the area of the enlarges sqaure Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 574123: Hi I've tried but I can't even get the picture and I appreciate this! the lengths of two sides and one diagonal of a parrellelogram and 8m, 13m, and 20m, respectively. what is the measure of each angle of the parallelogram? Thanks! Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

 Question 574537: Billy likes to go cycling. His bike has wheels of diameter 85cm. He has invented a counter for his bike, which counts the number of revelations the wheel makes. One day the counter shows 240 revolutions. How far has billy cycled? give your answer to the nearest metre. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 574556: In a 5 x 12 rectangle, a diagonal is drawn and circles are inscribed in both of the right triangles formed. what is the distance between the centers of these circles. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 574705: C = 20 pie (3.14) cm; r = ? My answer = 10 pie cm Thanks. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)
 Question 574705: C = 20 pie (3.14) cm; r = ? My answer = 10 pie cm Thanks. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 574733: perimeter of a triangle is 108 cm,its sides are in ratio 2:3:4,find its area? one of the diagonals of a quadrilateral is 20 cm and the perpendicular ti it from opposite vertices are 8.2 and 7.5.find the area of this quadrilateral? Click here to see answer by ikdeep(226)

 Question 574788: what shape can i make with 16 yards of fencing?? Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

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