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 Question 493913: James wants to be a part of an all star baseball team. Before he decides to join he wants to know how many games his team will have to win to win the championship if there are 16 teams. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57422)

 Question 494358: Fred begins walking toward's John's house at 3 mi/h. John leaves his house at the same time and walks towards Fred's house on the same path at a rate of 2 mi/h. How long will it be before they meet if the distance between their houses is 4 miles? Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 494485: After taking 7 quizzes, your average is 72 of 100. What must your average be on the next five quizzes to increase your average to 77? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 318040: What is the momentum of a 100 kg football player who is moving at 7 m/s? Click here to see answer by aliciamz(1)

 Question 495492: how can I solve the following problem: A model car is built to a scale of 1:24.If the length of the model is 4 inches, what is the length of the actual car? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 495636: A family of 5 and their 5 dogs were hiking when they encountered a river to cross. They rented a boat which could only hold 3 living things. Unfortunately, the dogs were only comfortable with its owner and couldn't be near another person unless its owner was present. Dogs could be with other dogs however. The crossing would have been impossible, but Lisa's dog had attended a first-rate obedience school and knew how to operate the boat. No other dogs were that educated. How was the crossing arranged and how many trips did it take? Click here to see answer by Theo(3472)

 Question 495870: write the first 10 counting numbers for each of the following bases: a. base three b. base eight Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 496124: Butch and Peggy need some cardboard boxes. They can buy 10 small and 20 large boxes for \$65, or 6 small and 10 large for \$34. Find the cost of each size of box. Click here to see answer by lmeeks54(105)

 Question 496162: You invested \$7000 in two accounts paying 8% and 6% annual interest, respectively. If the total interest earned for the year was \$448, how much was invested at each rate? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 496595: Enrique is baking muffins and bread. He wants to bake a total of ten batches. Each batch of muffins bakes for 30min, and each batch of bread bakes for 50 min. Let m represent the number of batches of muffins. - write an expression for the total time required to bake a combination of muffins and bread if each batch is baked separately. Trying to help my kid so break it down for me please this one has me lost. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 496833: After operating for 20 minutes, a small pump has removed 30 gallons of water from a 9000 gallon swimming pool. There is a linear relationship between the gallons of water v reamining in the pool and the pumping time t in minutes. find the equation for this reltionship? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)
 Question 496833: After operating for 20 minutes, a small pump has removed 30 gallons of water from a 9000 gallon swimming pool. There is a linear relationship between the gallons of water v reamining in the pool and the pumping time t in minutes. find the equation for this reltionship? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 497140: a car traveled 297 miles on 16.5 gallons of gas. how many miles per gallon did it get? Click here to see answer by jorel1380(2518)

 Question 497435: Henry and Irene working together can wash all the windows of their house in 1 h 24 min. Working alone, it takes Henry 4 1/2 h more than Irene to do the job. How long does it take each person working alone to wash all the windows? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6527)

 Question 497445: What is the number that is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 480? a. 6 b. 12 c. 16 d. 32 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 498242: Jin and Phyliss received a total of \$50,000 from a deceased relative. They decided to put \$10,000 in a trust fund for their nephew and divide the remainder. Phyliss recieved 3/4 of the remainder, Jim received 1/4. How much did Jim and Phyliss recieve? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 498322: The display on a digital clock read 6:38. What will the clock display twenty-seven digit changes later? I know what the answer is. I made a table and did the number of digit changes at each minute. The answer is 7:01. I am trying to find a pattern so that this could be solved algebraically. Any suggestions? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8921)

 Question 498357: Nectarines are 3 for a dollar, and pomegranates are \$2 each. If Ms. Petersen buys z nectarines and y pomegranates, how much did she spend? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 498405: Megan, Brandon, and Ryan were presented with an unusual challenge. From a group of three red balls and two yellow balls, three balls were chosen at random and each was then concealed in a different box. The challenge was for each person in turn to look inside of two of the boxes to see if they could determine the color of the ball in the other box. Megan looked inside boxes 1 and 3, but was not able to determine the color of the ball in box 2. Brandon, having watched Megan, then looked inside boxes 2 and 3, but could not then determine the color of the ball in box 1. Having watched both Megan and Brandon, Ryan then stated the color of the ball in one of the boxes without even bothering to look inside the other two. Which box did Ryan name, and what was the color of the ball inside? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 498427: A large rectangular movie screen in an Imax theater has an area of 8,364 square feet. Find the dimensions of the screen if it is 20 feet longer than it is wide. Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 498650: How do you round 0.00159 two significant figures? Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

 Question 498741: I need to identify the varialbe of the following: A rectangle has a lenght of 15cm. what is the area of the rectangle? How did you get answer? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 498782: in the lab, robyn has two solutions that contain alcohol and is mixing them with each other. Soultion A is 6% alcohol and Solution Bis 20% alcohol. She uses 400 milliliters of Solution A. How many milliters of Solution B does she use, if the resulting mixture is a 12% alcohol solution? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 498788: in the lab, robyn has two solutions that contain alcohol and is mixing them with each other. Soultion A is 6% alcohol and Solution Bis 20% alcohol. She uses 400 milliliters of Solution A. How many milliters of Solution B does she use, if the resulting mixture is a 12% alcohol solution? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6527)

 Question 498718: Leslie set up a fruit stand to sell some of her crop of oranges. The first person who came by brought 1/3 of her oranges. The second person brought 4. The third person brought 1/4 of the remaining oranges. Leslie took the last 15 oranges home and made orange juice. How many oranges did leslie have at the beginning? Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2048)

 Question 498817: A normal duck has two legs.A lame duck has one leg.A sitting duck has no legs.There are 33 ducks with a total of 32 legs.The total number of normal ducks and lame ducks is twice the number of sitting ducks.What is the number of lame ducks? Click here to see answer by Theo(3472)

 Question 498895: I don't understand how to put words into equations. For example, Martha sold 4 times as many tickets to the Chili Supper as Harvey sold. Together they sold 185 tickets. How many tickets did each person sell? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 497256: Two hot dogs and one hamburger cost \$3.39. Three hot dogs and three hamburgers cost \$6.57. What is the cost of one hot dog? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 498713: An executive flew in a corporate jet to a meeting in a city 1500 kilometers away. After traveling the same amount of time on the return flight, the pilot mentioned that they still had 300 kilometers to go. The air speed of the plane was 600 kilometers per hour. How fast was the wind blowing? (Assume the wind direction was parallel to the flight path and constant all day.) How do i solve? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 499022: An airplane in Australia is flying at a constant altitude of 2 miles and a constant speed of 600 miles per hour on a straight course that will take it directly over a kangaroo on the ground. How fast is the angle of elevation of the kangaroo's line of sight increasing when the distance from the kangaroo to the plane is 3 miles? Give your answer in radians per minute. Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 499229: The sum of the numbers on two adjacent post office boxes is 697, What are the numbers? We are suppose to write an equation and solve. I just dont know how to figure this out. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)
 Question 499229: The sum of the numbers on two adjacent post office boxes is 697, What are the numbers? We are suppose to write an equation and solve. I just dont know how to figure this out. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 499232: The sum of the page numbers on the facing pages of the book True sucess: A new philosophy of Excellence, by Tom Morris, is 373. What are the page numbers? Write an equation and solve Alot of these types of questions, I just don't know how to start them. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499234: A pilot has been instructed to descend from an altitude of 26,000 ft to 11,000ft. If the pilot descends at a rate of 2500ft/min, how long will it take the plane to reach the new altitude? Write an equation and solve. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 498616: The August 17, 2009, San Francisco Chronicle reported on the rapid growth of Facebook.com. Facebook is becoming a social superpower with 142 million registered members who log in at least once daily. They share 3.2 billion photos and 12.2 million videos each month. What is the average number of photos and videos that each active member posts? Round to the nearest ten thousandth. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 499561: a fraction has a denominator that is 2 more than its numerator. if the numerator is doubled and 5 is added to the denominator, the result would be1. what is the original fraction? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499577: After a salesman recieves a 5% raise, his new salary is \$40,530. What is his old salary? Write equation and solve. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 499746: A hunter returns with 27 heads and 78 feet. If he only brought back ducks and rabbits, how many did he bring back of each? I need help understanding how to write the equation. I know H=27, F=78, D=?, R=? and each duck has 2 feet and each rabbit has 4 feet? not sure how to get all this into an equation. i think it will be multiple equations. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 499821: In a mixture of concrete, there are five lb of cement mix for each pound of gravel. If the mixture contains a total of 360 lb of these two ingredients, how many pounds of gravel are there? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 431250: Evaluate. x – 3, for x = 4 Click here to see answer by Kindred007(1)

 Question 500355: How many pounds of 80-cent nuts and how many pounds of 50-cent nuts must a dealer use to produce a mixture of 90-pounds to sell at 75-cents per pound? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 500269: If 8 is added to 7 times a number and the sum is divided by 3, the result is the same as if then number is multipled by 5 and 6 is added to the product.What is the number. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)

 Question 500659: A machine shop employee earned \$642 last week. She worked 40 h on the line at her standard rate and 9 h at a time and a half rate. Find her regularly hourly rate. Click here to see answer by rfer(12678)

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