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 Question 413188: place the digits 3,5,6,8 in the boxes below to get the largest possible product. BOXES BELOW ARE TO EMPTY SQUARES ON TOP X TWO SQUARES UNDER NEATH ON THE BOTTOM. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)
 Question 413188: place the digits 3,5,6,8 in the boxes below to get the largest possible product. BOXES BELOW ARE TO EMPTY SQUARES ON TOP X TWO SQUARES UNDER NEATH ON THE BOTTOM. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 413390: Can the word "STRONG" be played from the letters A, E, O, N, R, S, T as the first move in a Scabble game? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 413389: The energy saved from 1 recycled aluminum can will operate a television set for 3 hours. How many aluminum cans would have to be recycled yo furnish enough energy to operate 680 television sets for 4.5 hours per day for 1 week? Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413381: Every 5 months, Hal has to replace the batteries in his calculator. He changed them the first time in May. In what month will they be changed the 25th time? Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413362: A construction firm was hired to repaint a very large bridge. Written into the contract was a 2 million dollar penalty if the bridge was not done in 87 days. The crew of 7 painted 1/3 of the bridge in 45 days How many more painters should be hired to complete the bridge in the next 42 days? Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413345: Jay has 8 cats that need to be fed while he is away on vacation. If a bag of cat food will feed 3 cats for 15 days, how many bags does he need for his vacation? Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413251: if it takes 10 people working at the same rate 5 hours to pick 300 apples, how many hours would it take 1 person to pick 300 apples? Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 412958: The length of a picture frame is 2 inches more than the width. The perimeter of the frame is 36 inches. What is the length of the frame? You will earn points for writing the correct system of equations for this word problem and points for solving it correctly and answering the question in a complete sentence. Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413242: Convert the number 23 to base 2. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 413477: 13. Molly read 160 pages in her book in 4 hours. Her sister Karly took 4 hours to read 100 pages in the same book. If the book is 200 pages long and if the two girls continued to read at these rates, how much longer would it take Karly to read the book than Molly? 11. There were 17 sandwiches for 7 people on a picnic. How many whole sandwiches were there for each person if they were divided equally? How many were left over? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 413417: In baseball a player's batting average is the ratio of hits to the number of times he or she has batted. Thus, if the player has an average of .300, it means he or she got 300 hits in 1000 at bats. In order to have an average of .300, how many hits would the batter have to get in 400 times at bat? I don't know for sure how to set this problem up. Thanks alot for your help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 413595: twelve workers can complete a job in six days. after working two days four workers are transferred to a new site. instead of six das, how many are required to complete the job Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 413719: i am less than 8 but greater than -21 and im an odd # what am i Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 413683: Jenna had a photograph made into a larger, mathmatically similar poster. What is the width of the poster? Show work. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 413629: the dog yard has an area of 12 square meters. which of the following perimeters,in meters,will Not give an area of 12 square meters? A.14 meters B.16 meters C.24 meters D. 26 meters Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 413795: the perimeter of a rectangle is 220 inches. The length exceeds the width by 78 inches. find the length and width. The length is______inches. (Type and integer or a decimal) Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413803: the perimeter of a field is 140 feet. the width is one-sixth of the length. find the width of the field. Click here to see answer by phxladyphx@yahoo.com(18)

 Question 413910: I need to use the following 5-step method to solve this problem. 1. State what you need to solve for. 2. Identify the unknowns. 3. Write the equation derived from the word problem. 4. Solve for the given variable. 5. Check. Here is the question. >>>>>>The sum of a number and its reciprocal is (10/3). What is the number? This is what I think the answer should be. Am I thinking this out correctly? 1. I need to solve for a number. 2. The unknown is x. 3. The formula is x + (1/x) = (10/3) 4. Solve. I thought to do 3(x + (1/x)) = (10/3)3 3x+ 3/x = 10 ( I think I am stuck. I don't think I have the right formula. What do I do? Thanks alot for your help. :) Click here to see answer by bayners123(12)

 Question 413914: The sum of a number and its reciprocal is 10/3. What is the number? I think the formula should be x + 1/x = 10/3. Is that correct? How do I solve? Thank you in advance for your help! cheers! Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 413908: I need to use the five-step method to solve this problem. The five steps are: 1. State what you need to solve for. 2. Identify the unknowns. 3. Write the equation derived from the word problem. 4. Solve for the given variable. 5. Check. This is the question. One-third of a number is 5 less than half of the same number. What is the number? (I always get confused on word problems) This is what I think. I don't know for sure. 1. The number must be found. 2. The unknowns are x. 3. 1/3x=5-(1/2)x 4. If this is the correct formula, this is how I solved it. 6((1/3)x + (1/2)x) = (5)6 6(1/3)x + 6(1/2)x = 30 2x + 3x =30 5x =30 x =6 5. Check. (1/3)(6)=5-(1/2)(6) 2=5-3 2=2 Is this the correct formula for this problem? I think I solved it correctly. I just went back to school, so this is actually one of my first word problems I solved correctly, if it is correct? Thanks alot for checking it. :) Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 414010: Translate the following phrase into an algebraic expression: “The product of seven and ten less than a number.” Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 414069: Can you please help me find the formulas to this word problems? An old pump requires 6h longer to empty a pool than does a new pump. With both pumps working, the pool can be emptied in 4 h. find the time required for the new pump, working alone, to empty the pool. The height s, in feet, of a rocket, after t seconds is given by the formula s(t) = 192t – 16t2. Find the maximum height of the rocket. A courtyard at the corner of two buildings is to be enclosed using 100 ft of redwood fencing. Find the dimensions of the courtyard that will maximize the area. thank you very much Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 413955: The electrical resistance of a wire varies directly as its length and inversely as the Square of its diameter. If a wire with length 100cm and diameter 2mm has a resistance of 1.5 Ohms, find the resistance of a wire with length 300cm and diameter 3mm. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 414183: Soybean meal is 14% protein, cornmeal is 7% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together to get a 280 pound mixture that is 8% protein How many pounds of the cornmeal should be in the mixture? ___pounds? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 414379: mel needs to measure 4 3/4 c of flour the only measuring cup he has is 1/4 how many 1/4 cups of flour should he use? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 414395: I need to find the sum of 2+4+6+8+10+...+1020. I know I'm adding 2 to each number but I can't figure out how to sum them all. Please help. Thank you. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 414382: A garden table and bench costs \$643 combined. The table is \$57 less than the bench. What is the cost of the bench? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 414398: I have no idea what the pattern is for: 10,8,3,0,4,20,53,__,__,__ Can anyone help? Thank you. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)

 Question 414450: You depart at 9am on a snowshoe trek. The snow is deep along the trail. For each hour you hike, you are traveling 1.5 miles. For each mile, you are using up 550 calories of energy. Write and equation to predict the time at which you will have "burned up" all the energy from your 1600-calorie breakfast. Translating words and numbers into an equation still has not clicked for me. My instructor makes it look so easy when she does the problem in class. It is not so easy for as I'm still trying to "see" how the equation is created. Thanks for the help. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16524)

 Question 414532: An aquarium tank can hold 6000 liters of water. There are two pipes that can be used to fill the tank. The first pipe alone can fill the tank in 50 minutes. The second pipe can fill the tank in 75 minutes by itself. When both pipes are working together, how long does it take them to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 414548: A car travels at an average speed of 64 miles per hour. How long does it take to travel 304 miles? Click here to see answer by praseenakos@yahoo.com(507)
 Question 414548: A car travels at an average speed of 64 miles per hour. How long does it take to travel 304 miles? Click here to see answer by rfadrogane(214)

 Question 414718: Hi I cannot under stand how to solve the Pythagorean theorem if: Leg 1- x Leg 2- 3x-1 H- 3x+1 Please help Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34677)

 Question 415055: 1)when 18 is reduced by 2/3 of a number, the result is 12. what is the number? 2)5 less than twice a number is the same as thee times the number, what is the number? 3)a#, half of that #, and 1/3 of that # are addes the result is 22. what is the original number? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 415063: The length of a rectangular field is twice its breadth. A girl jogged around it 5 times and covered a distance of 3km. What is the length of the field? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 415232: Maple syrup worth \$6.00 a gallon and corn syrup worth .80 cents a gallon are used to make a mixture worth \$2.36 a gallon. How many gallons of each kind of syrup are needed to make 50 gallons of the mixture? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 415319: the number 8.5 is what percent of 25? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 415410: f(x)=x^2+1 and g(x)=3x^2 find g(f(x)) Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 415608: In a right triangle the lengths of the legs are 5 feet and 12 feet. Find the length of the hypotenuse. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 415674: The perimeter of a rectangle is 188m. The legnth is 8m more than twice the width. What is the width and legnth of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)

 Question 415737: I need help with setting up this equation. A farmer has a total of 34 animals which comprise chickens and cows. Of all animals present, we counted 110 legs. How many of each animal does the farmer have? Please set up the equation and solve. My email address is hopealive@cox.net Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 415756: If P is the measure of an angle, 180-P is the measure of the supplement of the angle. If the measure of an angle equals three times the measure of its supplement, what is the measure of the angle? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60774)

 Question 415790: Please help me solve this question. I don't know what operation to do: If x^y = 16, where x and y are positive integers and x is less than y, what is the value of x-y ? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(11176)