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 Question 509164: I inherit 10,000. I have to invest it in 2 stocks, one that is 6%, one that is 11 %. How much should I invest to get 700 of interest the first year? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 509344: a motorboat can maintain a constant speed of 16 miles per hour relative to the water. The boat makes a trip upstream to a certain point in 20 minutes the return takes 15 minutes. what is the speed of the current? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 509606: Write an equation and solve for the word problem: Rico spent \$18.50 to rent a lawn mower. The fee for the first hour was \$8. Each additional hour cost \$3.50. For how many hours did he rent the mower? I figured out the answer is 4 hours, but what is the equation that goes with this word problem? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)
 Question 509606: Write an equation and solve for the word problem: Rico spent \$18.50 to rent a lawn mower. The fee for the first hour was \$8. Each additional hour cost \$3.50. For how many hours did he rent the mower? I figured out the answer is 4 hours, but what is the equation that goes with this word problem? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 509606: Write an equation and solve for the word problem: Rico spent \$18.50 to rent a lawn mower. The fee for the first hour was \$8. Each additional hour cost \$3.50. For how many hours did he rent the mower? I figured out the answer is 4 hours, but what is the equation that goes with this word problem? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 509663: Wayne Gretzky scored 204 more goals than Mario Lemieux in their NHL careers. If they scored a total of 1584 goals, find the number of goals scored by each player. Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1599)

 Question 509672: The ratio of the teeth on gear A to those on gear B is 4 to 7. If gear B has 35 teeth, how many teeth does gear A have? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 509697: two mechanics, one worked 10 hours, the other 5 hours. Total charge was \$1550. Sum of both mechanics was \$205. What is per hour for each mechanic? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 509865: Find the measure of an angle whose measure is 18 degrees less than one-half of the measure of its complement. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 509995: Can you help with this question? A number added to its reciprocal is 5/2. What is the number? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 510130: Your club is selling candles to raise money. It costs \$100 to rent a booth to sell candles. If the candles cost \$1 each and are sold for \$5 each, how many candle must be sold to equal your expenses? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)
 Question 510130: Your club is selling candles to raise money. It costs \$100 to rent a booth to sell candles. If the candles cost \$1 each and are sold for \$5 each, how many candle must be sold to equal your expenses? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 510225: I am currently working on my masters in education and have a math class (which is not MY subject) and my sponsor is not available. I hope you can help me solve this problem. This is the only math we have to do for this class, we usually do procedures and rules and lesson planning. I have no idea where to start to solve this. Thanks for the help! Wendy QUESTION: There are 10 seats in a row at the counter inside a cafe. Two people enter the café when it opens. How many different ways can these two customers sit at the counter so that they are not next to each other? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 510317: A mouse is at the bottom of a 10-foot-tall clock. Every hour he climbs up 3 feet. But when the clock strikes at the hour, he falls back 1 foot. If the mouse starts climbing at 8 a.m., at what time to the nearest minute will it reach the top of the clock? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 510403: a students needs to average 80 on her tests in order to earn a B in her math class. Her average afterr 4 tests is 77.5 What score is needed on the fifth test in order to raise the average to 80? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 510349: Ace shared a melon with three of his friends. He gave one boy one-fourth of the melon, another one-third of it, and the third friend one-sixth of it. What part of the melon did Ace have left? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 510440: It is true that 49.2 kilometers are equivalent to 30.57 miles. From this information, derive an equation converting distance in km to distance in miles. What is the distance in miles of 96.2 km? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6484)

 Question 511108: i have an average of 54 for my first six weeks, what do i have to make on my 2nd and 3rd six weeks to get an average of atleast a 70? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 511428: the harvard university libary system and the cornell university libary system consist of a total of 119 different libary sites. the number of harvard libaries is two time more than twice the number or cornell libaries. how many libaries does each university support? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 511499: Andrea charges \$4 per hour and \$5 for gas money. Write and equation that could be used to find how much she will make if she babysits for 4 hours. Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 511504: Three fifths of Marcus's classmates have brown eyes. THere are 18 students who have brown eyes. Determine how many students are in the class. Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 511509: Sarah said, "I counted my beads, and I have 3 more than 4 times a certain mystery number." Jasmine had the same amount of beads as Sarah, bus said she had 9 less than 5 times the mystery number. They challenged their art teacher to discover the mystery number. a. What equation could the art teacher use to find the number? b. What is the mystery number? c. How many beads does each girl have? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9664)

 Question 511522: At a certain party, 72 people are invited. Only half of those invited come. Of those who come, twice as many are women as are men. How many men and how many women come? Let x be the number of women and y be the number of men. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 511387: a number consists of two digits the digits in the ten's place is 3 times the digit in the unit place if 54 is subtracted from the number the digits are reversed . The number is Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 511563: The current I in an electrical conductor varies inversely as the resistance R of the conductor. The current is 9 amperes when the resistance is 980 ohms. What is the current when the resistance is 580 ohms? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 511563: The current I in an electrical conductor varies inversely as the resistance R of the conductor. The current is 9 amperes when the resistance is 980 ohms. What is the current when the resistance is 580 ohms? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)
 Question 511563: The current I in an electrical conductor varies inversely as the resistance R of the conductor. The current is 9 amperes when the resistance is 980 ohms. What is the current when the resistance is 580 ohms? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 511604: A model for a company's revenue is where p is the price in dollars of the company's products. What price will maximize revenue? Find the maximum revenue. Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6951)

 Question 511607: Find a pair of numbers with a sum of 26 and a product that is a maximum. Find the maximum product. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 511615: I am taking an Algebra course in school right now and I am having a bit of trouble with Word problems. Thank you in advance for your help. The question I have tonight is the perimeter of a rectangle is 194 inches. The length exceeds the width by 73 inches. Find the length and the width. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 511625: Suppose you want to frame a collage of pictures. You have a 9-ft strip of wood for the frame. What dimensions of the frame give you the maximum area for the collage? What is the maximum area? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 511636: A couple more questions...Using the formula I=700W/H2. Jerry is 67 inches tall, which weights will keep his BMI between 21 and 32. Perimeter is 92 inches. Length is 4 more than twice the length. Find the dimensions. Bayside Insurance offers 2 health plans..Under Plan A Jill would pay \$140 plus 35% of the rest. Plan B, she would pay the first \$220 and only 25% of the rest. For which amounts would plan b save her money assuming she has over \$220 in medical bills. Soybean meal is 14% protein. Cornmeal is 7%. How many pounds of each should be mixed to get 280-lbs that is 10% protein? Click here to see answer by John10(245)

 Question 511883: A class has 17 students, of which 3 are seniors. How many committees of size 3 can be selected if one member in each team must be a senior? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 511562: Find three positive numbers x, y and z such that the sum of y, z, and 5 times x is equal to 180 and the product of the three numbers is maximum. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 512034: If a number is increased by 30. it is less than its square by 12. Find the number Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 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 limy(1)
 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 Alan3354(30993)

 Question 512725: This is an old homework problem I missed and haven't been able to figure out since. Please help if you can...? Planet X is very large, having a mass and radius that are, respectively, 338 and 13.8 times that of earth. Suppose that an object falls from rest near the surface of each planet and that the acceleration due to gravity remains constant during the fall. Each object falls the same distance before striking the ground. Determine the ratio of the time of fall on planet × to that on earth. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 512803: Hello, I am in Algebra II. There are two positive numbers with the following properties. 1. The first number is 4 more than the second number. 2. The product of the two numbers is 4 more than their sum. What could these two numbers be? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 512900: The present ages of 4 brothers are consecutive multiples of three. 5 years ago the sum of their afes was 46. Find their ages now. Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 512914: Luke paints a car in 6 hours while Daniel paints the same car in 3 hours. If they work together how long will it take them to paint the car? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 513083: In a math class at the community college, only five chapter exams are given and an 80% must be achieved in order to take the state exit exam. Pam has completed the first four exams with scored of 71,84,79, and 81. Find the minimal score Pam can make on the fifth exam in order to take the state exit exam? Click here to see answer by umail08(87)

 Question 513194: jack and jill both drove from the same school parking lot after school to the same beach parking lot. jill drove 10 miles slower than jack. it took jack 2 hours and jill 3 hours. how far was the beach parking lot from the school parking lot? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 513237: Fred is putting down tile down for a new gymnasium. He can lay 25 square feet of tile an hour. How long will it take him to do a gymnasium 140 feet long and 100 feet wide? Click here to see answer by solver91311(16872)

 Question 513234: A clock is 23 feet in diameter, the minute hand is 14 feet long and the hour hand is 9 feet long. In a 24 hour day how much father does the tip of the minute travel than the hour hand? thanks in advance. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

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