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 Question 338160: Alex has saved \$252 at the bank. He wants to accumulate \$1750 for a trip to soccer camp. What percent of his goal has been reached? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 338238: two sides of a triangle have the same length. The third side measures 2m less than twice the common length. The perimeter of the triangle is 14m. what are the lengths of all three sides? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 338236: The speed of train a is 8 mph slower than the speed of train b. Train a travels 220 miles in the same time it takes train b to travel 260 miles. Find the speed of each train Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 338251: A painter can paint a racquetball court in 8 hours. His assistant needs an additional 2 hours to paint the same court working by himself. How long will it take both of them working together to paint the court. Thank You Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 338246: Two ingredients are used to make flat roof top filter. The first ingredient contains 35% coal tar and the second contains 60% coal tar. How much of each ingredient should be mixed to make 60 tons of roof top filter that contains 50% coal tar? Thank you Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 338275: The office-jet printer can copy Sue's dissertation in 16 min. The Laser-jet printer can copy the same document in 8 min. If the two machines work together, how long would they take to copy the dissertation? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 338328: The office-jet printer can copy Sue's dissertation in 16 min. The Laser-jet printer can copy the same document in 8 min. If the two machines work together, how long would they take to copy the dissertation? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16885)

 Question 338202: if a and b are mixed in 3:5 ration and b,c are mixed in 8:5 ration if the final mixture is 35 litres,find the amount of b in the final mixture Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)

 Question 338411: Which has a greater volume, a kilogram of gasoline or a kilogram of a sumo wrestler? Click here to see answer by backback(24)
 Question 338411: Which has a greater volume, a kilogram of gasoline or a kilogram of a sumo wrestler? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 338423: A bicycle wheel measures 14 inches diameter. If an afternoon ride has been planned, how many complete rotations can be expected during the 1.5 mile ride? Show your work. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 338664: A falcon, when diving, can travel five times as fast as a pheasant's top speed.If the total speeds for these two birds is 222 miles per hour, find the fastest speed of the falcon and the fastest speed of the pheasant. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 338674: A man is walking away from a lamppost with a light source 9 meters above the ground. The man is 1.95 meters tall. How long is the man's shadow when he is 11 meters from the lamppost? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 338723: Persons A and B do the same job,but B takes longer.Who does the greater amount of work?Who is more "powerful"? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 338797: Phillip used four pieces of masking tape, each 6 inches long, to put up each of his posters. Phillip had a 300-foot roll of masking tape when he started. If no tape was wasted, which of the following represents the number of feet of masking tape that was left on the roll after he put up n posters? (12 inches = 1 foot) (A) 300 – 6n (B) 300 – 2n (C) 300 - n (D) 300 – 1/2n (E) 300 - 1/4n Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 338796: When Ms. Yun arrived at the grocery store, there were 5 packages of hot dog rolls left on the shelf. One package contained 12 rolls, and each of the others contained 8 rolls. If Ms. Yun bought all 5 packages, how many hot dog rolls did she purchase at the store? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 338841: x and y are two different numbers selected from the first fifty counting numbers from 1 to 50 inclusive. what is the largest value that x+y ___ x-y can have? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)

 Question 338975: At 7:00 a.m. a man started from a town A travelling towards a town B at th rate of 16 miles per hour. At 8:15, another man started from B, traveling toward A at the rate of 20 miles per hour. Find when and where the two men will meet if A and B are 40 miles apart. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 339019: Paula mixed 2 cups of sunflower seeds and 3 cups of raisins to make a snack for a hike. She figured that the mixture would provide her with 2900 Calories of food energy. Find the number of Calories per cup of raisins if it is 400 less than the number of Calories per cup of sunflower seeds. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 339027: Sarah's investment in stock grew 24% to \$496. How much did she invest? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9678)

 Question 339026: a 140-second song is divided into three parts, the begining, the middle, and the end. the beginning is one-sixth as long as the end. the middle is one half as long as the end. find the length of each part Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9678)

 Question 338976: Ben runs around a circular track in 50 seconds, and roy, in 40 seconds. Five five secons after ben starts, roy starts from the same place in the same direction. When will they be together? Click here to see answer by galactus(183)

 Question 339177: The length of a rectangle is twice the width. The area is 648yd^2 . Find the length and the width. The length is __?__ The width is __?__ Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 338846: in a group of 30 high school,8 take french, 12 take spanish and 3 take both languages.how many students of the group take neither french nor spanish? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 339239: A basketball player has a 70% free throw shooting average, which can be interpreted to mean that the probability of his hitting any single free throw is 0.7 or 7/10. Assume that free throws are independent events, so that what happens on one free throw doesn't affect the outcome of the next. What is the probability that in shooting five free throws he hist at least one? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 339239: A basketball player has a 70% free throw shooting average, which can be interpreted to mean that the probability of his hitting any single free throw is 0.7 or 7/10. Assume that free throws are independent events, so that what happens on one free throw doesn't affect the outcome of the next. What is the probability that in shooting five free throws he hist at least one? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 339271: Three times the complement of an angle is 18 more than its supplement. Find the angle Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 339346: The product of 2 consecutive positive integers is 71 more than their sum. Find the integers. I have been reviewing my text for a couple of hours now. I cannot figure this one out. Please, please, please help!!!! Thank you!! Click here to see answer by Kalmetam(43)

 Question 339370: Bessy has 6 times as much money as Bob, but when each earns \$6, Bessy will have 3 times as much money as Bob. How much does each have before and after earning the \$6? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 339378: A and B together weigh 242 lbs.They balance when A is seated 5 feet from the fulcrum on one side of the lever, and B is seated 6 feet from the fulcrum on the other side . Find the weight of each. Pls. answer.Thank you. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9678)

 Question 339385: The ten's digit of a number of two figures exceeds the unit's digit by 4. If the number, increased by 8, be divided by the sum of the digits increased by 2, the quotient is 7. Find the number. Pls. answer.Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)

 Question 339347: A 26ft. long ladder rest against a wall. The distance from the base of the wall to the bottom of the ladder is x. The height at which the ladder rest against the wall is x + 14. Find the distance, x, from the base of the wall to the bottom of the ladder. I have drawn out a figure and listed the information given and then I am stuck. I just can't seem to put this one together, maybe my brain is just too tired? Thank you in advance for your help!! Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 339383: At 6:00 a.m. a man left a town A and travelled toward a town B 19 miles away. At 6:30 another man started from B and travelled toward A. The two men met on the road at 8:30 a.m. If the rate of the first traveller is 1/2 mile per hour less than that of the second,find the rate of each. Pls. answer.Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57347)
 Question 339383: At 6:00 a.m. a man left a town A and travelled toward a town B 19 miles away. At 6:30 another man started from B and travelled toward A. The two men met on the road at 8:30 a.m. If the rate of the first traveller is 1/2 mile per hour less than that of the second,find the rate of each. Pls. answer.Thank you. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9678)

 Question 339355: A man sold half an egg more than half of his eggs. He then sold half an egg more than half of his remaining eggs. He did the same the third time and then had 7 eggs left. How many eggs did he had at first? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 339467: What is the probability of rolling double-sixes on any given roll? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 339440: The ninth grade class has 17 more girls than boys. There are 431 students in all. How many boys are there? How many girls are there? Choices for the number of boys: 191, 202, 207 Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)

 Question 339556: Speed of Sound in Air Two seconds after firing a rifle at a target, the shooter hears the impact of the bullet. Sound travels at 1100 feet per second and the bullet at 1865 feet per second. Determine the distance to the targe (to the nearest foot) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)
 Question 339556: Speed of Sound in Air Two seconds after firing a rifle at a target, the shooter hears the impact of the bullet. Sound travels at 1100 feet per second and the bullet at 1865 feet per second. Determine the distance to the targe (to the nearest foot) Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 339564: A 310 second-song is divided into three parts, the beginning, the middle, and the end. The beginning is one-sixth as long as the end. The middle part is one-half as long as the end. Find the length of each part Click here to see answer by rfer(12660)

 Question 339672: The class is 25% male. if there are 18 women in class, how many students are in the class? how do you set this problem up? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 339654: The height of an object thrown upward with an initial velocity of 96 feet per second is given by the formula h = -16t2 + 96t, where t is the time in seconds. How long will it take the object to reach a height of 144 feet? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 339686: Hello The speed of train A is 20mph slower than train B. Train A travels 280 miles in the same time it takes train B to travel 180 miles, find the speed of each train. The speed of train A = The speed of train B = Thank You! Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 339685: Hello' The stopping distance d of a car after the brakes are applied varies directly as the square speed r? if a car traveling 70 mph can stop in 270 feet how many feet will it take the same car to stop when it is traveling 80 mph? Thank you Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

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