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 Question 546077: I need 496 inches of border. If each roll contains 10 feet, how many rolls do I need Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 546910: The number "N" is a 5 digit natural number. The 6 digit number N1, formed by placing the digit 1 after N, is 3 times as large as the 6 digit number 1N, formed by placing the 1 in front of N. What is the original 5 digit number N? Write each as an algebraic expression: N1 = ? and 1N = ? Write the equation to solve for finding "N"= Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1321)

 Question 547126: I came up with 840 but I don't know if that is right? Seven-twelfths of the students mispronounced the word chic. If 1440 knew how to pronounce this word,how many mispronounced it? Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2088)

 Question 547040: The old machine could shred a truckload of paper in 6 hours. The new machine could shred the same truckload in only 3 hours. How long will it take to shred a truckload of paper if Ron runs both shredders at the same time? Solve in two different ways. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 547379: If 90 feet of wire weighs 18 pounds, then what will 100 feet of the same type of wire weigh? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)
 Question 547379: If 90 feet of wire weighs 18 pounds, then what will 100 feet of the same type of wire weigh? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)
 Question 547379: If 90 feet of wire weighs 18 pounds, then what will 100 feet of the same type of wire weigh? Click here to see answer by Mathwiz6(3)

 Question 547356: A principal of \$5000 is invested at 4% interest rate compounded monthly. Write the formula for the amount in the account after t years, and solve determine how long it will take the investment to grow to 8000. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 547532: MAX HAS 2 TIMES AS MANY BASEBALL CARDS AS CAL. TOGETHER THEY HAVE 60 BASEBALL CARDS. HOW MANY BASEBALL CARDS DOES CAL HAVE? EXPLAIN!! Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2741)

 Question 547702: For how many different positive integers n does (sq. root of n) differ from (sq. root of 100) by less than 1 Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)

 Question 547725: i have a prob that i can not understand the statement of question pls pls help me Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)

 Question 547767: the total profit P on the production and sale of x compact disk if given by P(x)=-x^2+980x-3000. how many disk must be produced to maximize profits. what is the maximum profit? Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 547851: 1.A rational number is any number that you can write in form _____ when a and b are integers and b ≠ 0 2.An irrational number cannot be expressed as a quotient of two integers because the decimal representation of the quotient is ______? 3.there are 10 ______ between 11 and 22. 4.there are an infinite number of _______ numbers between 3 and 4. 5..3765421090... is an example of a(n) ________ number. 6.express 2.3 as a fraction Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 548143: if a person takes 10 hours to clean his room. It takes his mother 5 hours to clean his room. If that person starts cleaning a 1pm and his mother starts helping at 2pm, at what time will it take the room to be clean? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 548167: A rectangular table is two times as long as it is wide. If the area is 18ft^2, find the length and the width of the table. The width of the table is ___________ The length of the table is ___________ Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 548171: the girl who has as many girls taller equal to as shorter than her in this group is Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 548077: The perimeter of a rectangular plot of land is 42 meters. What are the dimensions of the plot when given the following conditions? a) The length is twice the width b) The length is three meters more than the width c) The length is three meters more than twice the width d) The width is one-fifth of the length Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 548189: If sum of length and breadth of a rectangle is 115 then find its perimeter Click here to see answer by JBarnum(2088)

 Question 548244: I have a tank that can be filled by a small pipe in 12 hours or by a large pipe in 8 hours. Suppose I start filling the tank with the large pipe for two hours. After that 2 hours is up, I use both pipes and continue filling the tank for a length of time, t. I then turn off the large pipe and it takes 2 more hours to fill the tank with just the small pipe. How long of a time is t? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)
 Question 548244: I have a tank that can be filled by a small pipe in 12 hours or by a large pipe in 8 hours. Suppose I start filling the tank with the large pipe for two hours. After that 2 hours is up, I use both pipes and continue filling the tank for a length of time, t. I then turn off the large pipe and it takes 2 more hours to fill the tank with just the small pipe. How long of a time is t? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 548287: From the ten books that you´ve recently bought but not read, you plan to take four with you on vacation. How many different sets of four books can you take? Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)

 Question 548243: Suppose I can mow the lawn at the park by my house in 8 hours. It takes my neighbor 10 hours to mow he same lawn. If I started mowing at 8am, then he came and began helping me at 10am, what time would we finish mowing the lawn? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 548294: a landscaper who just completed a rectangular flower garden measuring 11 ft. in length and 8 ft in width orders one cubic yd of premixed cement all of which is used to create a border of uniform width around the garden if the border is to have a depth of 3 inches, how wide will the border be? (1 cubic yd=27 cubic ft) Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 548398: For what integer n > 0 does (100k)2(100k)2 = n2k4 for all values of k Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(9717)

 Question 548435: Doppler radar shows an electrical storm 2.5 miles away. If you see te lightning from this storm, how long will it be before you hear the thunder? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(16523)

 Question 548872: A baseball team played 143 complete games last season. They had 33 fewer wins than losses. How many games did the team win? Click here to see answer by oberobic(2304)

 Question 548863: A fishpond is three feet by four feet. How wide a strip of concrete can be poured around the pond if there is enough concrete for 44 square feet? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 548881: A wild birdseed mix is made by combining 100 lb of millet seed costing \$.60 per pound with sunflower seeds costing \$1.10 per pound. How many pounds of sunflower seeds are needed to make a mixute that costs \$.70 per pound? Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 548849: The height of a kite above the ground is four feet less than twice the distance from the person flying the kite to a point directly below the kite. The length of the string to the kite is 68 feet. How high is the kite? Click here to see answer by KMST(2478)

 Question 548784: Find three consecutive integers such that the square of the first increased by twice the second is 3 less than four times the third. This is a quadratic equation Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 549009: If a gas pump fills a 25 gallon tank in 6 minutes, it can fill a 14 gall on tank in x minutes. (a) Write a proportion that models the situation. (b) Solve the proportion for x Click here to see answer by mathie123(224)

 Question 549045: THIS IS SOMEWHAT OF A WORD PROBLEM. TO FIND THE DIMENSIONS OF A BOX, BUT I DON'T HAVE A BOX AS A PROBLEM TO GO BY OR TO LOOK AT WITH VARIABLES. I not sure if I suppose to make yp a box. A. FIND A POLYNOMIAL THAT GIVES THE VOLUME OF THE BOX FOR A GIVEN X B. FACTOR YOUR POLYNOMIAL COMPLETELY C. WHAT ARE THE ZERO OF YOUR POLYNOMIALS? WJAT DO THE REPRESENT IN THIS PROBLEM I WROTE DOWN V=1^2h or 111 = a^2h I think that I am going to drop this class, this is suppose to be algebra Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 549106: Two different companies are selling DVD's. Company A charges \$2.00 for every DVD you rent. Company B charges \$5 per month and an additional \$1.50 for every DVD you rent. How many DVD's must you rent per month in order for Company B to be a better deal? Use mathematics to explain you answer. You may use words, calculations, or diagrams in your explanation. Click here to see answer by stanbon(60771)

 Question 549035: an alligators tails length varies directly as its body length B. an alligatorwith a body length of 4.8 feet has a tail length of 4.2 feet. what is the tail length of an alligator whose body length is 4 feet Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 549362: A rectangular driveway has a length of 20 yards and a width of 6 yards. How long will it take to clean the driveway if it takes 45 seconds to clean one square yard? Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)

 Question 549569: Valley View College has 15% more students this year then 5 years ago. Total students enrolled is 2415. How many were enrolled 5 years ago? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7090)

 Question 549586: Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa. Write an integer to represent the elevation of Mount Kilimanjaro of 5895 meters above sea level. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34674)

 Question 549580: A piece of wire 16 cm long is cut into two pieces, with the first piece having length x. The first piece is formed into a rectangle in which the length is twice the width. The second piece of wire is also formed into a rectangle, but with the length three times the width. For what value of x is the total area of the two rectangles a minimum? Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)

 Question 549673: the weatherman announced that the temperature over the next few days will be at least -6degrees F and at most 20 degreesF write an inequality for the temp over the next few days Click here to see answer by mananth(13127)

 Question 549688: Christine has \$5 in quarters,nickles and dimes. She has 3x as much money in nickles as she does in dimes, and she has 5x as much money in quarters as she does in nickles. How much does she have of each? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(10616)

 Question 549672: the weatherman announces that the temperature over the next few days will be at least -6 degrees F and at most 20 degrees F write and inequality for the temp over the next few days Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)
 Question 549672: the weatherman announces that the temperature over the next few days will be at least -6 degrees F and at most 20 degrees F write and inequality for the temp over the next few days Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34674)

 Question 549636: 72 tires are changed between a small and large truck over 8 weeks. The large truck has 3 times as many tires as the small truck. How many tires does the small truck have? Click here to see answer by rfer(13569)

 Question 549773: h=-16t^2-32t+320 gives the height of a ball thrown downward from the top of a 320 foot building with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second. Find the time in seconds that it takes for the ball to reach a height of 48 feet. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(34674)

 Question 549774: Write the equation of the line that passes through the point (1,-4) and has a slope of -5. Write the equation in slope-intercept form. Click here to see answer by solver91311(18785)