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 Question 56337: In a town election the winning candidate had 220 more votes than the loser. If 810 votes were cast in all, how many votes did each candidate recieve? McGraw Hill 6th edition, 8.3 # 56. Thank you so very much for your time!!!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56288: please help i do not know how to convert this problem. Perimeter of a rectangle The width of the rectangular play ground is 2x-5 feet, and the length is 3x+9 feet. Write a polynomial p(x) that represents the perimeter and then evaluate this perimeter polynomial if x is 4 feet. Click here to see answer by Cintchr(481)

 Question 56439: The dreaded word problem. any help? thanks! Two hikers start from the same point and hike in opposite directions around a lake. The shoreline is 21 miles. One hiker walks .5 pmh fast than the other hiker. How fast did each hiker walk if they meet in 3 hours? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 56428: I need assistance in setting this up and solving. Thanks Elevation E, in meters, above sea leve at which the boiling point of water is t degrees Celsius is given by the formula E=1000(100-t) + 580(100-t)^2 At what elevation is the boing point 99.2 degrees Celsius? again thank you! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 56473: can somw one help??? thank you 90. CD rollover Ronnie invested p dollars in a 2 year CD with the annual rate of return of r. After the CD rolled over three times, its value was p (1+r) ^2) ^3. Which law of exponents can be used to simplify the expression? Simplify it. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56476: i do nto know how to answer sphere let alone find the radus is there any easy whay to find this 130. Radius of a sphere The radius of sphere is given by the formula r=(0.75v/pie)^1/3 Where v is it’s the volume. Find radius of a spherical tank that has a volume of 32pie/3 cubic meters Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56474: i need a lot of help with this one thank you in advance you tutors are wounderful 4. Four coins Place four coins on a table with heads facing downward. On each move you must turn over exactly three coins. Count the number of moves it takes to get all four coins with heads facing upward. What is the minimum number of moves necessary to get all four heads facing upward? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56595: Hans paid \$1.50 each for programs to the game. He sold all but 20 of them for \$3.00 each and made a profit of \$15.00. How many programs did he buy? I tried the equation: 1.50x + 3(x-20)=15.00 I don't think this is right? Can you help me? Thank You. The ISBN number that I typed is exactly correct. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 56595: Hans paid \$1.50 each for programs to the game. He sold all but 20 of them for \$3.00 each and made a profit of \$15.00. How many programs did he buy? I tried the equation: 1.50x + 3(x-20)=15.00 I don't think this is right? Can you help me? Thank You. The ISBN number that I typed is exactly correct. Click here to see answer by BGluvsmath(64)

 Question 56613: Hi, Can you please me solve this problem thank you very much. The question is: A building hold 80 apartments. Une bedroom apartment cost \$850/month. A two bedroom apartment cost 1050/month. The location itself cost 78 200/month. How many one bedrooms and two bedrooms are in this building? Thank you again. -kim Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 56613: Hi, Can you please me solve this problem thank you very much. The question is: A building hold 80 apartments. Une bedroom apartment cost \$850/month. A two bedroom apartment cost 1050/month. The location itself cost 78 200/month. How many one bedrooms and two bedrooms are in this building? Thank you again. -kim Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56627: Hi, Can you please me solve this problem thank you very much. The question is: A building hold 80 apartments. Une bedroom apartment cost \$850/month. A two bedroom apartment cost 1050/month. The location itself cost 78 400/month. How many one bedrooms and two bedrooms are in this building? Thank you again. -kim I am asking this question again because i wrote in the wrong amount instead of 78 200 , the actual amount is 78 400 thank you Click here to see answer by wgomero(28)

 Question 56594: In one year, Andrew earned the same interest from an investment at 8% as an investment at 12%. He had invested \$1500 in the 8% than in the 12% account. How much did he invest in each account? Please help! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 56580: Assume the cost of a company picnic is described by the function P(n)=(1/2)n^2-10n +80 where n represents the number of employees and family members attending the picnic and P (in dollars) represents the cost of the picnic. How many employees and guests in attendance produce a Minimum Cost? What is the Minimum cost for this event? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56772: Let n represent an even integer. Wright an expression for the following question. What is the next even integer? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56776: Thank you very much for all you do to help those who struggle! 19. Adult tickets for a play cost \$15 and child tickets cost \$12. If there were 26 people at a performance and the theater collected \$336 from ticket sales, how many adults and how many children attended the play? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56777: 20. The length of a rectangle is 8 in. more than twice its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 64 in., find the width of the rectangle. A) 7 in. B) 8 in. C) 9 in. D) 10 in. Thank you very much for all you do to help those who struggle! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)
 Question 56777: 20. The length of a rectangle is 8 in. more than twice its width. If the perimeter of the rectangle is 64 in., find the width of the rectangle. A) 7 in. B) 8 in. C) 9 in. D) 10 in. Thank you very much for all you do to help those who struggle! Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 56775: Thank you very much for all you do to help those who struggle! 18. The sum of two numbers is 86. The second is 1 more than 4 times the first. What are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)
 Question 56775: Thank you very much for all you do to help those who struggle! 18. The sum of two numbers is 86. The second is 1 more than 4 times the first. What are the two numbers? Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 56783: Wright the equasion and solv to answer each question. Question; seven times a number decreased by 2 is 19. What is the number? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56765: 7. An airplane covered 11 miles of its route while decreasing its altitude by 29,000 feet. Find the slope of the airplane's line of descent. Round to the nearest hundredth. [Hint: 1 mi = 5280 feet.] no book Thank you very much for all you do to help those who struggle! Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 56762: 4. One day, the temperature at 5:00 A.M. was 45°F, and by 1:00 P.M. the temperature was 61°F. What was the hourly rate of temperature change? A) 1°F/h B) 2°F/h C) 3°F/h D) 4°F/h no book. Thanks so very much for your time!!! Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 56763: 5. Adult tickets for a play cost \$5 and child tickets cost \$1. If there were 20 people at a performance and the theater collected \$92 from ticket sales, how many children attended the play? A) 1 child B) 2 children C) 3 children D) 18 children no book Thanks so very much for your time!!! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 56764: 6. Carla invested \$14,000, part at 9% and part at 12%. If the total interest at the end of the year is \$1,290, how much did she invest at 9%? A) \$1,000 B) \$14,000 C) \$13,000 D) \$12,000 no book Thanks so very very much fro your time!! Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 56897: Auto sales. In 200, 17.4 million cars were sold in the United States, 4.5 million in Asia, and 1 million in Europe. What percent were manufactured in each region? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56899: 25. World Records in the 1500-m run. The formula R = 0.075t +3.85 Can be used to predict the world record in the 1500-m run t years after 1930. Determine (in terms of an inequality) those years for which the world record will be less than 3.5 min. 49. Electrical Visits. Dot's electric made 17 customer calls last week and 22 calls this week. How many calls must be made next week in order to maintain an average of at least 20 for the three week period? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 56913: There were a number of bats in a case. 2 bats could see out of their right eye 3 bats could see out of their left eye 4 bats could not see out of their left eye 5 bats could not see out of their right eye What is the least number of bats in the case? What might their eyesight have been? Were they totally blind or only blind in right or left eye? _______________________________________________________________________________ My 1st step to solving the problem - 1 bat in each corner, facing that side of the box. I might have over analyzed the question because bats can see in the dark. It's the light that would render them blind. Now, my train of thought can't get pass this concept. Please help me with this algebra problem, am in the eighth grade. Thank you Click here to see answer by Scriptor(36)

 Question 56898: 2. Board Cutting. A 72 inch board is cut into two pieces. one piece is 2 inches longer than the other. find the length of the piece? 7. Iditarod Race. The Iditarod dog sled race extends for 1049 mi from Ancorage to Nome. If a musher is twice as far from Ancorage as from Nome, how much of the race has the musher completed? 22. Van Rental. Value Rent-A-Car rents vans at a daily rate of \$84.95 plus 60 cents per mile. Molly rents a van to deliver electrical parts to her customers. She is alloted a daily budget of \$320. How many miles can she drive for \$320? 31. Taxi fares. In Benifold, taxis charge \$3 plus 75 cents per mile for an airport pickup. How far from the airport can courtney travel for \$12? Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 56852: A tree casts a shadow that measures 5 m. At the same time, a meter stick casts a shadow that is 0.4 m long. How tall is the tree? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 57050: 6. find the slope, if it exists, of the line (-6,6)(-4,5)(-2,4)(0,3)(2,2)(4,1)(6,0) 15. Graph the line containing the given pair of points and find the slope. (5,3),(-3,-4) 25. find the slope or rate of change. Slope of long's peak. From a base elevation of 9600 ft, Long's peak in colorado rises to a summit elevation of 14,255 ft over a horizontal distance of 15,840 ft. Find the grade of long's peak. 50. find slope, if exists. 16 + 2x - 8y = 0 Click here to see answer by BGluvsmath(64)

 Question 56992: This is a long word problem. Someone asked Teri how many children were riding on the merry go round with her. Teri plans on being a math teacher so as do all teachers she turned the answer into a problem. She said, "if you add 1/3 of the number of children riding ahead of me to 3/4 of those riding behind me you will know how many were on the merry go round. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 57049: find the coordinates for the y intercept and the b intercept. 12. 4y - 2 = 6x for each equation, find the intercepts. then use the intercepts to graph the equation. 19. 2y - 2 = 6x 36. y = -4 - 4x graph. 51. 3y = -5 Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 57093: Allen bought 20 stamps at the post office in 37¢ and 20¢ denominations. If the total cost of the stamps was \$7.06, how many 37¢ stamps did Allen buy? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 57229: Your school's band is making posters to raise money.The printer charges \$2.00 per poster.At the school fair, you rent a booth for \$30.00 and you sell each poster for \$5.00.How many posters must you have printed and then sell to make a profit of \$300.00?. Click here to see answer by rcmcc(152)

 Question 57221: Solve the equation 2(x + 1) = 10 3 Click here to see answer by rcmcc(152)

 Question 56641: The population of a small town has an average growth rate of 150 people every 48 years. If the population was 85 in 1850, find an equation expressing population, P, in terms of years, t, after 1850. Then, using the equation, find out what the population will be in 2004. Click here to see answer by rcmcc(152)

 Question 57279: A number N divides each of 17 & 30 with the same remainder in each case. What is the largest value N can have? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 57284: Any help with this is greatly appreciated! thanks A farmaer uses 65ft of fencing to enclose a rectangular pen next to his barn. If he only needs to fence three sides of the and wants the length of the pen parrallel to the barn to be 10 ft more then twice the width of the pen, what are the dimensions of the pen? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 57366: Can someone help me with this dreaded word problem/slope problem. Thanks! A small business predicts sales according to straight-line method. if sales were \$50,000 the first year and \$110,000 in the third year, find the rate of growth in dollars per year. (the slope of the line). Can someone help me with this dreaded word problem/slope problem. Thanks!: A small business predicts sales according to straight-line method. if sales were \$50,000 the first year and \$110,000 in the third year, find the rate of growth in dollars per year. (the slope of the line). Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 57429: 19. simplify (mn^2)^-3 36. (2a^2y^-4z^-5)^3 73. multiply and divide and write scientific notation for the result. (5.2*10^5)(6.5*10^-2) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57956)

 Question 57491: Okay here goes nothing.. The sum of the perimeters of two squares is 40 inches. The sum of their areas is 58 square inches. What are the dimensions of the squares? Click here to see answer by faceoff57(82)
 Question 57491: Okay here goes nothing.. The sum of the perimeters of two squares is 40 inches. The sum of their areas is 58 square inches. What are the dimensions of the squares? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 57534: The Coin Shop will purchase at most \$20.00 per person per day in silver coins, provided that the are packaged in sets of 6 nickels, 4 dimes, and 1 quarter. What is the greatest number of sets that Steve could bring to the shop to sell? Click here to see answer by rcmcc(152)

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