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 Question 520904: Steve's mom's age is 7 years less than 3 times Steve's age. The sum of their ages is 65 years. Find their ages. Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 520900: Mindy has 2 more than 3 times as many rocks as Fiona. Together they have 54 rocks. How many rocks does Fiona have? Click here to see answer by jlshires(17)

 Question 521305: Ashley drives for 6 3/4 hours at an average rate of 48 miles per hour. How many miles does she drive? Click here to see answer by geometryworm7271(30)

 Question 521377: 7. A ball dropped from a certain height rises after bouncing to 25 % of its original height. After bouncing if the ball rises to 6 ft. What is the height from which it was dropped? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 521522: There are 96 ducks and goats. There are 316 legs between the ducks and goats. How many of each are there? _______ Ducks ______ Goats Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)
 Question 521522: There are 96 ducks and goats. There are 316 legs between the ducks and goats. How many of each are there? _______ Ducks ______ Goats Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 521705: your practicing for a soccer game, you kick the soccer ball into the net and out of 25 attempts you make 10. what would your next attempt be? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31503)

 Question 521779: the cost of an adult ticket for the school play is 2.00. the cost of a student ticket is 1.50 the total income from the sale of tickets was 550.00. the number of adult tickets sold was 100 less than 3 times the number of student tickets sold. how many of each type of ticket was sold? systems of linear equations i got the equations 2.00x+1.50y=550.0 x=3(times)y-100 im solving for substitution and i dont know what to do with the multiplication Click here to see answer by stanbon(57949)

 Question 521798: 7 times the square of the difference between a number and 5 is -252. Find the number(s). Click here to see answer by umnikmo(75)

 Question 521803: the cost of an adult ticket for the school play is 2.00. the cost of a student ticket is 1.50 the total income from the sale of tickets was 550.00. the number of adult tickets sold was 100 less than 3 times the number of student tickets sold. how many of each type of ticket was sold? systems of linear equations i got the equations 2.00x+1.50y=550.0 x=3(times)y-100 im solving for elimination and i dont know what to do with the multiplication Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 521862: Tickets to the county fair for four adults and five children cost \$33. An adults ticket costs \$1.50 more than a childs ticket. Find the cost of an adults ticket and write an equation. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 521807: This isn't giving me answers that make sense, what am I missing? The number of board feet (b) of lumber in a 2" by 6" board of length L (in feet) is given by the equation b=8.25/144*L Determine the number of board feet in 2" by 6" boards of length 12ft, 16ft and 20ft I am to come up with 3 answers based on the 3 different lengths and I keep getting decimals. I dont think the answer to 12 feet should be .6874992 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 522204: Figure out initial 1/5 mile at \$2.00 then 0.40 each additional 1/5 a mile. How many miles can I travel with \$9.60 ? Please explain how to complete. Thanks so much Click here to see answer by solver91311(17070)

 Question 522232: The width of a rectangular box is 4 times its length, and its height is 6 more than its length. The volume of the box is 120ft^3 . Use the ALEKS graphing calculator to find the length of the box. Round your answer to two decimal places. Click here to see answer by syberlazer(5)
 Question 522232: The width of a rectangular box is 4 times its length, and its height is 6 more than its length. The volume of the box is 120ft^3 . Use the ALEKS graphing calculator to find the length of the box. Round your answer to two decimal places. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31503)

 Question 522332: You have one type of coffee that sells for \$2.50/lb and another type of coffee that sells for \$5.10/lb. You would like to use 25 lbs more of a \$5.10/lb type than the \$2.50/lb type. You want the final mixture to sell for \$4.10/lb. How much of each coffee will you need to obtain the desired mixture? If necessary, round your answers to two decimal places. You will need lbs of the cheaper coffee and lbs of the expensive coffee. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 522110: A man sold half an egg ore than half his eggs. He then sold half an egg more than half his remaining eggs. He did the same a third time, and then he had 7 eggs left. How many eggs he had at first? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 522443: a food drive takes in a total of 63 cans of soup, 45 loaves of bread, 72 cans of spaghetti sauce, and 36 boxes of spaghetti. what is the greatest number of identical care packages that can be put together from the items obtained. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 522491: My son has a math worksheet that he needs to score at least 90% on. It has 12 problems on it. How do we figure how many problems he has to get right in order to score at least 90%? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 522491: My son has a math worksheet that he needs to score at least 90% on. It has 12 problems on it. How do we figure how many problems he has to get right in order to score at least 90%? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28699)
 Question 522491: My son has a math worksheet that he needs to score at least 90% on. It has 12 problems on it. How do we figure how many problems he has to get right in order to score at least 90%? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 522528: I am having a hard time with this word problem:The force of attraction between two bodies varies directly with the product of their masses and inversely with the square of the distance between them. The force of attraction is 6 pounds when masses of 64 slugs and 108 slugs are 24 feet apart. Find the force of attraction when two masses are 25 slugs each and 60 feet apart. I know for varies directly the equation would be x=ky and the inversely is z=k/w my problem is I have a hard time pulling out the numbers and putting them in the right part of the equation. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)
 Question 522528: I am having a hard time with this word problem:The force of attraction between two bodies varies directly with the product of their masses and inversely with the square of the distance between them. The force of attraction is 6 pounds when masses of 64 slugs and 108 slugs are 24 feet apart. Find the force of attraction when two masses are 25 slugs each and 60 feet apart. I know for varies directly the equation would be x=ky and the inversely is z=k/w my problem is I have a hard time pulling out the numbers and putting them in the right part of the equation. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 522690: Translate to an equation: d dimes and q quarters total \$2.00 Graph the equation and use the graph to determine three different combinations of dimes and quarters that total \$2.00. All that I have come up with is d+q=\$2.00. After that I am not sure what to do. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31503)

 Question 522759: A taxicab charges \$4.25 for the first mile and \$1.50 for each addtional mile. Write a rule for describing the total rate r as a function of the total miles m. What is the taxi rate for 12 miles? My answer is: 4.25 + 1.50m, \$20.75 Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 522760: Dear Tutor, Could you help me find a answer to the following question. I would like to see the formula that you use as I cannot get an answer. The question is. Cheynne works an 8 hour day starting at 07h30 in the morning. It is now two hours, 20 minutes before the end of her working day. What is the time now. I converted the 8 hours into minutes. 480 minutes and then I dont know how to proceed. I would really appreciate it if you could help me. Thank you very much for your time, regards Tracey Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 522939: The maximum weight on an elevator is 2000 pounds Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 522943: Please help me solve this word problem : The dimensions of a rectangular garden were 3m by 10m. When both dimensions were increased by equal amounts , the area of the garden doubled. Find the new dimensions. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 522887: Company #1 makes 1 case every 2 seconds. Company #2 make 1 case every 3 seconds. How many seconds does it take to make 10 cases if the companies work together. What is the equation? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 523043: Four times the larger of 2 numbers exceeds their sum by 25; four times the smaller number exceeds their difference by 1. What are the numbers? Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 523230: To remain on financial aid, Millie needs to complete an average of at least 7 credits per quarter each year. In the first three quarters of 2009, Millie completed 5, 7, and 8 credits. How many credits of course work must Millie complete in the fourth quarter if she is to remain on financial aid? Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 523331: My daughter (5th grade) has this homework problem. Although we found the answer the "hard" way, I wanted to know how to solve it with basic algebra, if possible. Thanks! James has 75 pieces of candy. If he eats one piece today, two pieces tomorrow, three pieces the next day, and so on, how many days will it take him to eat all of his candy? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 523639: Twelve is equal to the product of four and the difference of a number and sixteen. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57949)

 Question 523743: If each side of Square X increases by 3 feet, the area increases by 63 square feet. What is the perimeter of Square X? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6748)

 Question 523744: Two cars start from points 400 miles apart and travel toward each other. They meet after 4 hours. Find the average speed of each car if one travels 20 miles per hour faster than the other. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 524055: during the last winter carnival the local college students built a 30-ft snowman out of 100 tons of snow. How much snow will be needed to build a 36-ft snowman this year? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 524125: The perimeter of a rectangle is 190 inches. Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)