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 Question 353821: The radius of a grindstone diminishes as a result of use but its thickness remains unaltered. If its mass varies directly as the square of the radius when its thickness remains the same, by how much must its radius diminish before half its mass is worn away? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30940)

 Question 353922: Hi everyone! Really need some help on a math problem... . http://oi51.tinypic.com/e5g3cw.jpg . Thanks! -Ghauri Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 353898: Hey guys, need some help...heres the problem in link 1: http://oi55.tinypic.com/scusls.jpg ...and the follow up questions...: A and B http://oi54.tinypic.com/34ex83m.jpg C http://oi53.tinypic.com/2ujgwt2.jpg D http://oi52.tinypic.com/2s1ub91.jpg E http://oi51.tinypic.com/waqzoj.jpg Thanks alot guys! -Ghauri Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 353902: Hey guys, I need some help! .. http://oi56.tinypic.com/2zq7sm0.jpg .. .. Thanks alot! -Ghauri Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 354065: One number is three times another number. the sum of the number is 196. what are the numbers? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 354216: A video store stocks 2500 different movie titles. If 26% of the titles are action movies and 14% are comedies, how many are neither action movies nor comedies? A 1000 B 1500 C 1850 D 2150 Click here to see answer by rfer(12644)

 Question 354155: The length of a rectangular room is 8 meters more than the width. If the area of the room is 48 square meters, find the dimensions of the room. In my math class we are on the factoring chapter but I have no idea how to turn this into a factoring problem. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 354552: There is a direct variation between the number of oranges squeezed and the weight of juice produced. To get three pounds of orange juice, you must squeeze about 15 oranges. If a tree has 300 oranges, how many pounds of orange juice will it produce? (Simply work the problem throug; you do not need a 5-step solution.) Please help me, I am really stuck!! I would appreciate your time to help me figure this out, thank you :) Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 354749: The length of a rectangle is 2 more than half the width. If the perimeter is 2, find the length and width Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 354734: The following are the amounts (to the nearest dollar) paid by 25 students for textbooks during the fall term: a. Draw an ordered stem and leaf plot to illustrate the data. b. Construct a grouped frequency table for the data, starting the first class at \$15.00 with intervals of\$5.00 each. c. Draw a bar graph of the data. Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 354790: Grace has 16 jellybeans in her pocket. She has 8 red ones, 4 green ones, and 4 blue ones. What is the minimum number of jellybeans she must take out of her pocket to ensure that she has one of each color? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 354822: The average of three numbers is V. If one of the numbers is Z and another is Y, what is the remaining number? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 354828: Jim can fill a pool carrying buckets of water in 30 minutes. Sue can do the same job in 45 minutes. Tony can do the same job in 1 1/2 hours. How quickly can all three fill the pool together? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 354937: Foot Friends uses the same type of leather in their men's and women's hiking boots. During one week the company used 290 sq.ft of leather to make 40 pairs of size 10 men's hiking boots and 60 pairs of size 7 women's hiking boots. Another week the company used 275 sq. ft of leather to make 50 pairs of size 10 men's hiking boots and 40 pairs of size 7 women's hiking boots. a) How much leather is used to make one pair of size 10 men's hiking boots? b) How much leather is used to make 1 pair of size 7 women's hiking boots? Our teacher wants us to set up two equations for each problem, and solve them with substitution or elmination. This is what I have tried so far: x - mens y - womens 40x + 60y = 290 50x + 40y = 275 Am I on the right track? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 354931: of all the people applying for a certain job, 80% are qualified and 20% are not. The personnel claims that she approves qualified people 80% of the time; she approves unqualified people 80% of the time. find the probability that a person is not qualified if he or she was not approved by the manager. Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 355118: Find two integers that one integer is three times another, and the sum of their reciprocals is 20. Thank You Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30940)

 Question 355129: At an office supplies store, pencils sell individually for \$0.10 each and in packs of 12 for \$0.80 per pack. Kay buys 2 packs instead of 24 individual pencils. How much money does she save? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 355127: An 8 inch pizza is cut into 4 equal slices. A 10 inch pizza is cut into 6 equal slices. Which slices are larger? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355113: An inlet pump can fill a reservoir in 10 hours. An outlet pump can drain the same reservoir in 30 hours. How long would it take to fill the reservoir if both pumps were in use at the same time? Thank You Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355128: Twenty seven white unit cubes are stacked into one large cube. The surface of the large cube is then painted red. After the painting, how many small cubes are still completely white? Click here to see answer by Jk22(389)

 Question 355130: A closing factory sold two used machines for \$1200 each. One machine brings 20% profit; the other 20% loss. How much is the total profit or loss? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 355115: A chef can prepare a meal for 25 people in 5 hours. One assistant takes 20 hours to prepare the same meal. How many assistants must be hired to prepare the same meal for 45 people in 6 hours? Thank You Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 355154: a movie theater showed 3 kinds of movies in a month. Comedies were half, of the remaining movies; two-thirds were dramas and 20 thrillers. how many movies were shown that month? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 355204: A piece of wire (56 cm long) is cut into two pieces and each piece is bent into the shape of a square. If the sum of the areas of the two squares is 130 square cm, then how long was the shorter piece of the wire? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 355285: In 2006, the median weekly earnings for male postal service mail carriers in the United States was \$126 more than the median weekly earnings for female mail postal service carriers. The median weekly earnings for female postal service mail carriers was 0.86 times that of their male counterparts. Also in 2006, the median weekly earnings for female lawyers in the United States was \$540 less than the median weekly earnings for male lawyers. The median weekly earnings of male lawyers was 1.4 times that of their female counterparts a) Find the median weekly earnings for female postal service mail carriers in the United States in 2006 b) Find the median weekly earnings for female lawyers in the United States in 2006. c) Of the four groups of workers described in the problem, which group makes the greatest weekly earnings? Which group make the least weekly earnings? Click here to see answer by jrfrunner(365)

 Question 355308: On December 5 1985, a million balloons were released at Disneyland by hte city of Anaheim,California. If the ballons were released at the rate of 100 per second, how long did it take to release the million balloons? How do I come up with the answer to this? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)

 Question 355361: i am a number the difference between the product of me and myself and the sum of me and myself is 99. what number am i. Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 355369: each member of a team wears a t-shirt with a different consecutive number starting with one.the team members work in six pairs on a warm up excercise.the sum of the numbers on the t-shirts of every pair of students is the same.reynold is wearing a t-shirt with the number 5 on it what is the number on his partners t-shirt. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8879)

 Question 355436: a sugar dud has 30 less than twice as many calories as a krunchy krum. if 5 sugar duds have the same number of calories as 8 krunchy krums, how many calories are in each? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 355407: John runs 3 miles in 25 minutes. At the same rate, how many miles would he run in 65 minutes? Click here to see answer by checkley77(12569)

 Question 355648: A pizza restaurant wants to make a pizza that is 10% bigger than the current 8 inch pizza. What is the diameter of the new pizza? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355647: Mary and Jane shop at an office supplies store. Mary spends \$20 on 10 pens and 10 notebooks. Jane spends \$15 on 5 pens and 8 notebooks. Find the prices of the stationery. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355646: A car runs 30 miles per gallon of gasoline. How long can it run with \$40 worth of gasoline purchased at \$4 per gallon? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355645: The price of regular rice is \$1 per pound; that of premium rice is \$2. Mix 300 pounds of regular rice with 400 pounds of premium rice. What is the price of the mixture? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355689: An angle and its complement always have a sum of 90. The sum of the measures of an angle and 5x its complement is 298. What is the measure of an angle Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 355720: Okay, I'm trying to help my 9 year old on a participation only math problem. I am not very good at math. My father has given us the steps he believes are necessary, I would like to see what people who obviously LOVE math come up with... The Jaguars scored 35 points in the first half of a basketball game. They scored 3 more points in the fourth quarter than they scored in the third quarter. The opposing team scored 90 points and won. How many points might the Jaguars have scored in the third and fourth quarters? Thanks for the help! Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 355755: Brown = x+12 Smith = 2x+9 Robinson = 3x+6 (Use these for the problem. Teacher said their involved...) So..... Brown is four years more than twice the age of Smith. In sixteen years Brown will be 3 times as old as Smith is now. What are the ages of Smith and Brown? Totally stuck on this... (Don't use Brown, Smith or Robinson for these next ones) A bookkeeper saves 1/10th of his weekly salary, or 1\$ more than the salesman saves. The salesman's salary is 5 dollars a week more than the bookkeepers. The salesman only saves 1/13th of his salary. How much does each earn, and how much does each save? Sum of three numbers is 55. The first is 8-2x (eight minus 2 times) the second number. The second number is 1+3x (one plus 3 times) the third number. What are the numbers? I copied these directly from the packet, every word and period. Nothing is out of place, so don't say that these are impossible. Please... :D Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30940)

 Question 355780: It costs 30.00 a month to become a memeber at a video store and you can rent movies for 0.85 cents. If you are not a member it costs 2.25 to rent a movie. How many movies do you need to rent in one month to make it worthwile to become a member of the video store? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 356009: Luis and julia have the same number of coins. Luis has only dimes and julia has only quaters. if Julia has \$1.80 more than Luis does, how many coins does each have? L=luis J=julia 1st i made an equation .1L+.25J=? and thats how far i got sorry Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 355982: A manager of a candy shop sells chocolate covered peanuts for \$8 per pound and chocolate covered cashews for \$14 per pound. The manager wishes to mix fifty pounds of cashews to get a cashew-peanut mixture that will sell for \$9 per pound. How many pounds of chocolate covered peanuts should be used? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 356050: if a tank holds 640 gallons and is 3/4 full how many gallons are left? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 356038: I am trying to figure out the following story problem and could really use your help! The number of metric tons of fruits,nuts,and vegetables imported into the US increased at a relatively constant rate of 437.5 thousand metric tons per year from 1990 to 2002. In 2002, about 9900.5 thousand metric tons of fruit,nuts,and vegetables were imported. Write an equation that gives the number of thousand metric tons imported as a function of the number of years since 1990 and find the year in which the number of metric tons reached 8000 thousand metric tons. I have several of these to do and I am hoping that if you could help me understand this one then I will be able to do the others. Thanks! Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

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