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 Question 350503: Find the cost per ounce of a sunscreen made from 70 oz of lotion that cost \$3.44 per ounce and 50 oz of lotion that cost \$10.88 per ounce. A hospital staff mixed a 75% disinfectant solution with a 25% disinfectant solution. How many liters of each were used to make 25 L of a 45% disinfectant solution? A butcher has some hamburger that is 22% fat and some that is 13% fat. How many pounds of each should be mixed to make 90 lb of hamburger that is 16% fat? A ferry leaves a harbor and travels to a resort island at an average speed of 18 mph. On the return trip, the ferry travels at an average speed of 12 mph because of fog. The total time for the trip is 5 h. How far is the island from the harbor? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 87614: Please i need help with this problem: Assuming that on a blueprint 1/4 inch equals 12 inches, the actual length in feet of a steel bar represented on the blueprint by a line 3 3/8 inches long is..... Click here to see answer by jjordan95(63)

 Question 350617: Two sections of a class took the same quiz. Section A had 10 students who had a mean score of 80, and Section B had 20 students who had a mean score of 90. Overall, what was the mean score for all of the students on the quiz? Round to the closest hundredth. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 350665: Half a number, decreased by 4 is between Two and Three. Find all numbers Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)

 Question 350670: Express the interval (-infinity, 1] as an inequality in the variable x. Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 350544: How many minutes past 11a.m. is it, if two hours ago it was three times as many minutes past 8 a.m.? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 350680: You fold a large piece of paper in half four times, then unfold it. If you cut along the fold lines, how many identical rectangles will you make? a 4 b 8 c 16 d 32 Click here to see answer by jjordan95(63)

 Question 350689: area is square is 6 times its perimeter find the length. USE ALGEBRA! would it be 6x=x^2 x^2=p x^2-6x=0 x(x-6) x=6 i get this but the answer is 24 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 350685: A scientist needs 5L of 12% solution. She has on 10% and 17% solution. How much of each does she need? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 350710: The number of tickets sold each day for an upcoming performance of Handel's Messiah is given by N (x)= -0.5x^2+10x+14, where x is the number of days since the concert was first announced. When will daily tickets sales peak and how many tickets will be sold that day? Tickets sales will peak how many days after the concert was first announced? Click here to see answer by haileytucki(390)

 Question 350734: What is the best way to work this math word problem? Of 6000 computers coming off a manufacturer’s assembly line, every third computer had a hardware problem, every fourth computer had a softwareproblem, and every tenth computer had a cosmetic defect. The remaining computers were perfect and were shipped to Wal-Mart. How many were shipped to Wal-Mart? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)
 Question 350734: What is the best way to work this math word problem? Of 6000 computers coming off a manufacturer’s assembly line, every third computer had a hardware problem, every fourth computer had a softwareproblem, and every tenth computer had a cosmetic defect. The remaining computers were perfect and were shipped to Wal-Mart. How many were shipped to Wal-Mart? Click here to see answer by haileytucki(390)

 Question 350775: The sum of a number and twice its square is 105. Find the number. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 350755: Willie owns and manages a number of real-estate rental properties in town and enjoys being his own boss. At 46 years old, Willie figures he would like to retire after working for 10 more years, so he is starting to think about investing for the future. His latest investments have been successful – after seeling a four-unit apartment building and a town house, Willie has \$400,000 in the bank and is debt-free. With only 10 years before retirement, Willie wants to make solid financial decisions that will limit his risk exposure. An attractive property has come on the market this week – a pair of townhouses with a great view. The rental units are in good repair and would need only some minor repairs in order to get them into shape for rental. They are in a good location for vacationers and summer rentals. The price tag for the two townhouses is \$275,000 – well within his range. He figures he can invest the remaining \$125,000, and between the two hopes to have \$1 million on which to retire by age 56. Willie’s local bank offers a 2-year certificate of deposit (CD) that pays 6% compounded quarterly. A competing bank in town also offers a 2 year CD that pays 6%, but the interest is componded daily. If Willie invests the \$125,000, how much more money will he get from the second bank after two years due to the daily compounding (assume exact time is used)? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 350759: Willie owns and manages a number of real-estate rental properties in town and enjoys being his own boss. At 46 years old, Willie figures he would like to retire after working for 10 more years, so he is starting to think about investing for the future. His latest investments have been successful – after seeling a four-unit apartment building and a town house, Willie has \$400,000 in the bank and is debt-free. With only 10 years before retirement, Willie wants to make solid financial decisions that will limit his risk exposure. An attractive property has come on the market this week – a pair of townhouses with a great view. The rental units are in good repair and would need only some minor repairs in order to get them into shape for rental. They are in a good location for vacationers and summer rentals. The price tag for the two townhouses is \$275,000 – well within his range. He figures he can invest the remaining \$125,000, and between the two hopes to have \$1 million on which to retire by the age 56. After purchasing the townhouses, Willie receives an assessment from the town for \$12,500 due in 2 years to pay for road repairs and new sewer hookups for the properties. How much would he need to invest today in a CD paying 5%, compounded semiannually, to fully pay the assessment in 2 years? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 350754: Willie owns and manages a number of real-estate rental properties in town and enjoys being his own boss. At 46 years old, Willie figures he would like to retire after working for 10 more years, so he is starting to think about investing for the future. His latest investments have been successful – after seeling a four-unit apartment building and a town house, Willie has \$400,000 in the bank and is debt-free. With only 10 years before retirement, Willie wants to make solid financial decisions that will limit his risk exposure. An attractive property has come on the market this week – a pair of townhouses with a great view. The rental units are in good repair and would need only some minor repairs in order to get them into shape for rental. They are in a good location for vacationers and summer rentals. The price tag for the two townhouses is \$275,000 – well within his range. He figures he can invest the remaining \$125,000, and between the two hopes to have \$1 million on which to retire by age 56. Willie knows that real estate in this general location appreciates by about 6% a year. Assuming that this trend continues, what will be the future value of the \$275,000 townhouses in 10 years? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 350855: Dear sir, Please help me with the following question. hope u will send the solutions at the earliest. Thank you. 1. The population of an island increases by 10% each year. After how many years will the original population be doubled? Click here to see answer by Theo(3458)
 Question 350855: Dear sir, Please help me with the following question. hope u will send the solutions at the earliest. Thank you. 1. The population of an island increases by 10% each year. After how many years will the original population be doubled? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 350908: can you please help me with my homework question? Choose two trinomials from the list below to factor. Using complete sentences, explain how to factor each one. Be sure that the final factorization (or "answer") is a part of your explanation. 2x2 + 13x + 15 2x2 + 27x + 13 5x2 − 2x − 7 10x2 − 7x − 3 8x2 − 11x + 3 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 350936: Find the whole number such that twice its square subtracted from seven times the number makes 3. Click here to see answer by dabanfield@earthlink.net(8)

 Question 351005: Ornery and sly company has a contract to dig a tunnel though bald mountain. Crew A start at the west end and digs at 9 meters per day . Let X be the number of days Crew A has been digging . Crew B starts at the east end two days after Crew A and digs at 12 meters per day. a. show rate, tme and distance each crew has dug. b. after how many days will the crews have dug the same distance? c. The total length of the tunnel is to be 2000 meters . write an equation stating this fact. Then solve the equation to find out how many days it takes to dig the tunnel from the time Crew A starts. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 351155: Restricted hours: Alana makes \$5.80 per hour working in the library. To keep her job, she must make at least \$116 per week; but to keep her scholarship, she must not earn more than \$145 per week. What is the range of the number of hours per week that she may work? Need help to set up the equation. I have trouble with certain word problems and can't seem to figure how to set this up. Thanks for helping. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 351476: A giant tortoise can travel 0.17 miles in 1 hour. At this rate, how long would it take the tortoise to travel 1.9 miles? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 351477: A local dairy has three machines to fill half-gallon milk cartons. The machines can fill the daily quota in 6 hours, 7 hours, and 7.5 hours, respectively. Find how long it takes to fill the daily quota if all three machines are running. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 351474: Two trains going in opposite directions leave at the same time. Train B travels 5 mph faster than train A. In 6 hours the trains are 810 miles apart. Find the speed of each. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 351471: Mattie Evans drove 240 miles in the same amount of time it took a turbo propeller plane to travel 880 miles. The speed of the plane was 160 mph faster than the speed of the car. Find the speed of the plane. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 351472: One hose can fill a goldfish pond in 84 minutes, and two hoses can fill the same pond in 35 minutes. Find how long it takes the second hose alone to fill the pond. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 351188: 72 is what percent of 216 pls show work Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 351536: Hello Masters in math, can you help me to solve my assignments in algebra Regards, JM- Philippines Problem #1 The sum of three numbers is 138. The second is 5 more than the smallest and the third is 10 more than the smallest. Find the numbers. Problem #2 The sum of three numbers is 49. The second number is three times the first number and the third number is 6 less than the first number. Find the three numbers. Problem #3 Mr. Salvador can mow his lawn in 2 hours. His son Arnel, can do the same job in 3 hours. How long will it take them to do the job if they work together? Problem #4 Three secretaries worked together typing a group of form letters. Melissa could have done them alone in 2 hours, Carol in 3 hours and Linda in 2 hours. How long did the secretaries need to type letters working together? Problem #4 A tank can be filled by two pipes separately in 10 and 15 minutes respectively. When a third pipe is used simultaneously with the first two pipes, the tank can be filled in 4 minutes. How long would it take for the third pipe alone to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 351583: An experienced bricklayer can construct a small wall in 2 hours. An apprentice can complete the job in 6 hours. Find how long it takes if they work together. Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)
 Question 351583: An experienced bricklayer can construct a small wall in 2 hours. An apprentice can complete the job in 6 hours. Find how long it takes if they work together. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6958)

 Question 351578: A plane flies 390 miles with the wild and 325 miles against the wind in the same length of time. If the speed of the wind is 10 mph, find the speed of the plane in still air. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 351574: Hi, can someone help me to solve my problems Problem#1 A man started walking along a road 3 mi/hr. Two hours later a woman followed walking at the same direction at the rate of 7 mi/hr. How far from the starting point would the woman overtake the man? Problem #2 Admission tickets to a theater were P60 for adults and P25 for children. Receipts for the day showed that 280 persons attended and P14,000 were collected. How many children attended that day? Thanks, your help will be a great asset to me Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 351761: If y varies directly as x, find the direct variation equation for the situation. y = 2 when x = 18 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 351596: hi, any help for this Admission tickets to a theater were P60 for adults and P25 for children. Receipts for the day showed that 280 persons attended and P14,000 were collected. How many children attended that day? Thanks JM Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351830: I would be so greatful if you could help me out with this question. Grandpa Pennywise gives each grandson the amount of money that equals the number grandsons he has. He also does the same thing with the graddaughters as well. Last year, the number of girls equaled one less than the number of boys. This year the girls are excited because this past year newborn twin girls were born which would allow them to finally receive more money than the boys. This year Grandpa Pennywise gave a total of \$841 to his grandchildren. How much did he give to the grandons? How many grandchildren does he have? Thank you. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351856: What does it mean to refer to a 20-inch TV set or a 25-inch TV set? Such units refer to the diagonal of the screen? A 20-inch TV set also has a width of 16-inches. What is it height of a 20-inch TV? I got the answer of 12in. Is that right? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351863: problem to solve, thanks a lot How much pure acid should be mixed with 2 gallons of a 40% acid solution in order to get a 70% acid solution? Regards. JM Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 351933: Two angels are supplementary. If the mesures of the larger angle is 10.8degree more thatn twice the smaller, find the measurement of each angle. Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 352009: Two more than four times a numbers eight less than six times the number. Find the number. Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 352032: How many liters of water must be added to 20 liter of 12% brine solution to dilute it to an 8% solution? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352033: A pound of cashews is \$8 and A pound of peanuts is \$4. Twenty-five pounds of cashews are to be mixed with peanuts to make a mixture that will sell for \$5 per pound. How many pound of peanuts should be used? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 352039: A pound of cashews is \$8 and A pound of peanuts is \$4. Twenty-five pounds of cashews are to be mixed with peanuts to make a mixture that will sell for \$5 per pound. How many pound of peanuts should be used? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

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