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 Question 381586: Suppose that you have 800ft of fencing. you are to constuct a rectangular corral which is divided into two pieces. What are the dimensions that give the largest possible area? First, Construct a quadratic function that gives the area of the enclosure in terms of a single variable? I can't figure out the quadratic equation to use. I tried 2y^2 + 3x=0 but of course did not work. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 381577: This word problem is giving me fits! Can you please help?? "The percent increase for in-state tuition in Iowa public universities can be modeled by f(x)=0.156xsquared-2.05x+10.2, where x is the number of years after 1990. a) Based on this model, by what percent did the tuition increase in 2001? my answer for this was 6.5% but I can't get part b. b) In what year was the minimum tuition increase? To the nearest tenth, what percent did tuition increase that year? Please help me solve...Thank you! :) Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 381657: A standardized test has a mean score of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. A. What percentage of people score between 70 and 85? B. What percentage of people score between 100 and 115? Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 381760: A mountain climber has a rope 172 feet long attached to his belt being held by his partner down on the ground. The angle of elevation from the ground to the climber is 53. Estimate the climber's height above the ground. Round your answer to the nearest integer Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 381784: mary has 1500 blocks what is the largest number of blocks she can use to construct a cube Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 381789: RETAIL DISPLAYS You work in a grocery store and you are stacking apples in the shape of a square pyramid with 5 layers. How many apples are in the stack? There are apples in the stack Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 381837: solve. the sum of two numbers is 12, and twice one number minus the other is -4. what are the numbers? heres my equations. x+y = 12 , x * 2-y = -4 show all work please Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34679)

 Question 381852: a girl can walk a flight of steps at a rate of 36 steps per minute. if it takes a 3 1/2 minute to reach the top, how many steps are there? Could some one please help me with the working of this math problemm Click here to see answer by ccrox(11)

 Question 381451: i need your help!! can you answer this one? A boat made trip of 9 miles with the tide and back against the tide in 3hrs. If the tide had been half as strong the trip would had been made in 36min. less time. find the rate of the boat in still water and the rate of the stronger tide. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 382022: For a fund raiser, the sixth grade boxed 5 pounds of pecans. If each box weighed 1/3 of a pound, how many boxes were there? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 382201: I hope someone can help me. I am suppose to: Which numbers can not be used in place of the variable in each rational expression? I need it worked out so I can understand it. The problem is 2y+1/y^2-y-6 Thank you. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 382305: solve. show all work please. a number divided by 5 minus another number is 10. the sum of the two numbers is 6. what are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 382389: If a rocket is fired vertically into the air with a speed of 368 feet per second, its height at time t seconds is given by h(t)=-16tsquared+368t. How long will the rocket be in the air? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 382396: if you have walked 5/6 of 1 mile, what fraction of a mile do you have to walk to reach 1 mile Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)
 Question 382396: if you have walked 5/6 of 1 mile, what fraction of a mile do you have to walk to reach 1 mile Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(29613)

 Question 382382: Find the amount of money in an account after 7 years if \$3600 is deposited at 8% annual interest compounded annually. Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 382481: A car can travel 387 kilometers on 24 liters of gas. How far can it travel on 17 liters of gas ? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 382304: solve. henry runs at a speed of 10mph and doug at a speed of 8mph henry gives doug a half mile head start. how long will it take henry to catch doug? show all work please Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 382544: you are in a roomful of 35 students people every one is asked to shake hands with everyone how many handshakes will there be Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 382584: Edwin has a board that is 8.4 feet long. He wants to cut the board into pieces that are 1.4 feet long. How many 1.4-foot pieces will he get from the large board? Click here to see answer by kingme18(98)

 Question 382667: A circle has a diameter of 6, an area of b square units, and a circumference of c units. What is the value of b+c? Click here to see answer by kingme18(98)

 Question 382672: A bag contains 8 white, 4 red, 7 green, and 5 blue marbels. Eight marbles are withdrawn at random. How many of the withdrawn marbles are white if the chance of drawing a white marble is now 1 in 4? Click here to see answer by kingme18(98)

 Question 382677: Liza has 40 less than 3 times the number of books that Janice has. If B is equal to the number of books that Janice has. If B is equal to the number of books that Janice has, which of the following expressions shows the number of books that Liza and Janice have together? Click here to see answer by kingme18(98)

 Question 382736: The difference between two numbers is 8. The sum of five times the larger number and the smaller number is 160. What are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by rfadrogane(214)

 Question 382204: Tom and Jerry share out a certain sum of money in the ratio 5:4 respectively, Tom ends up with 275 \$. How much money was shared out?? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 382827: The perimeter of a square is 32 feet. What is the area of the square? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)
 Question 382827: The perimeter of a square is 32 feet. What is the area of the square? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)
 Question 382827: The perimeter of a square is 32 feet. What is the area of the square? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 382915: I am trying to understand this question in easy terms and an example please. Why do you factor a quadratic equation before you solve? Thank you very much! Regards Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 383036: Nearly 5 out of 7 peple choose vanilla as their favorite ice cream flavor. If 182 people attend an ice cream social, how many would you expect to choose vanilla? Click here to see answer by edjones(7794)

 Question 382867: I need help with this word problem: if a gas station sold 8,000 gallons of gas in 24 hours, how many gallons would it sell in 42 hours? Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2741)

 Question 382868: out of a sample of 500 men's shirts, 18 were rejected because of crooked collars. How many crooked collars would you expect to find in a run of 1500 shirts Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2741)

 Question 383086: A shop sells compact disks for \$15 per piece. If each disk costs \$6 to the shop owner how much profit percent does the shop owner earn? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 383285: One number is 5 times another number. A third number is 12 more than the larger of the first two. The sum of the numbers is 89. Find the numbers Click here to see answer by stanbon(60778)

 Question 383312: Please help me by writing this out step per step so I can understand and see how it is done. I do not understand this. Reduce the rational expression to the lowest terms. Assume that the variables represent only numbers for which the denominators are nonzero. a^2-b^2/a-b I hope there is someone who can help me do this. Thank you! Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 383300: I need this worked out so I can understand. I am to find out which humbers cannot be used in place of the variable the rational expression. Please write it so I can understand it because I do not understand or know how to do this. 2y+1/y^2-y-6 Thank you so much. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16527)

 Question 383394: Bonnie had some stickers. First, Bonnie gave away 1/6 of her stickers. When Bonnie gets 12 more stickers, she has 47 stickers.How many stickers did Bonnie have at the start? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 383419: At a frog exhibit 3/5 of the frogs are bullfrogs, 2/3 of the remainder are tree frogs and the rest are river frogs. There are 36 bullfrogs in the exhibit. How many river frogs are there? Click here to see answer by jqcivil(1)

 Question 383461: jim can fill a pool carring buckets of waterin 30 minutes sue can do the same in 45 minutes, Tony can do the same job in 1 1/2 hour. How quickly can all three fill the pool together Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 383500: could someone help me work this out step by step so I can understand it. I am lost.I am suppose to build up the rational expression into an equivalent rational expression with the indicated denominator. Please help. Thank you -7yt/3x=?/18xyt Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)

 Question 383501: I hope someone can help me. I am lost. I am to reduce the rational expression to the lowest terms. And assume that the variables represent only numbers which the denominators are nonzero. I do not undertand please to step by step. a^2-b^2/a-b Thank you so much! Click here to see answer by Theo(3556)

 Question 383511: Could someone show me how to do this equation so I could understand it. I am confused. Step by step would help me so much. Thank you so much! -3/x=x/-3 Thank you Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)
 Question 383511: Could someone show me how to do this equation so I could understand it. I am confused. Step by step would help me so much. Thank you so much! -3/x=x/-3 Thank you Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)