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 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(17077)

 Question 549885: A recipe for making 24 pretzels calls for using 1 1/2 cups of milk. A baker want to use the recipe to make pretzels to sell. He wants to buy enough milk to make 100 pretzels each day over the next 5 days. a. How many cups of milk does th ebaker need for all the pretzels? b. How many gallons of milk should he buy? Use the fact that 1 gallon =16 cups. Explain. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 549907: How much pure water must be mixed with 3 pints of 70% developer to produce a mixture that is 29% developer? I have done this such a long time ago, I do not remember how to do it now. Please help! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 549906: Write an equation that can be used to solve the problem. Solve the equation and answer the question. Naomi Ericson and Ricky Mendoza work for a computer software company. Together they can write a particular computer program in 17 hours. Naomi can write the program by herself in 13.04 hours. How long will it take Ricky to write the program alone? I have no idea how to do this one. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 549902: Working together, Pat, Lindsay, and Robin can dig a drainage ditch in 2 hours. Working alone, Robin can do it in 6 hours, while Pat can do it 2 1/4 hours faster than Lindsay. How long will it take Lindsay to dig the ditch by herself? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7008)

 Question 548989: What is the least positive integral value of n for which (n - 12) divided by (5n + 23) is a non-zero reducible fraction? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 549884: you have a length of cloth that is 2 3/4 yards long and 1 1/14 yards wide. You want to cut the cloth into 20 squares that are 1 1/4 feet long on each side. Do you have enough cloth to cut all the squares? explain. Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 550039: For every positive 2-digit number, x, with tens digit t and units digit u, let y be the 2-digit number formed by reversing the digits of x. Which of the following expressions is equivalent to x-u? my act answer key had f but i have no clue how it got that answer so an answer with work would be much appreciated! thank you very much and happy new year! f.9(t-u) g.9(u-t) h.9t-u j.9u-t k.0 Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 549882: You own six action movie DVDs. One third of your DVDs are comedies. Action and comedy DVDs are half of the movies you own. How many comedy DVDs do you own? Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)

 Question 550169: . Classify the following variable as nominal, ordinal, discrete, or continuous and state why it is such a variable: number of automobile accidents per year (Points : 3) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 550293: sue bought 2 magazines and 3 books for \$25 from the book store. Terry bought 3 magazines and 2 books for \$30 from the same store. If the store charges one specific price for books and another specific price for magazines, find the cost of each. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 550469: Vice Presidents-The board of a pharmaceutical company has nine members. One board member will be selected as vice president of marketing, and a different board member will be selected as vice president of research. How many different arrangements of the two vice presidents are possible? Thank you in advance. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 550473: Annual Salaries-The frequency distribution illustrates the annual salaries, in thousands of dollars, of the people in management positions at the X-Chek Corporation. Salary (in \$1000) Number of People 35–40, 3 41–46, 6 47–52, 9 53–58, 8 59–64, 7 65–70, 6 71–76, 4 a)Construct a histogram of the frequency distribution. b)Construct a frequency polygon of the frequency distribution. Thank you in advance for all of your help. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 550502: Plan a Giselle pay the first\$90 of her medical bills, plus 30% of the rest. Plan b giselle pay the first \$100, plus 20% of the bill. assume she has over \$100 in bills. What amount of medical bills will plan b save Giselle money. Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 549603: I am not even sure whether this is a geometry or a miscellaneous word problem. I believe that I should use the e function but do not know the order of operations. There is a population of 6000 that got a disease. An hour later there were 6200. How long would it take to reach 10,000? (need approximate and exact values)... Any help would be appreciated... Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 550658: each spring, the conservation authority stocks the local lake with 10 000 bass and perch. if there were three times as many bass and twice as many perch, the total number of fish would be 22 000. How many of each type of fish make up 10 000? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 550684: as the owner of a banquet hall, you are in charge of catering a reception. There are two dinners: a chicken dish that cost \$16 and a beef dish that costs \$18. The 300 wedding guests have ordered their meals in advance, and the total cost to prepare the dinner is \$5256. How many of each type of type of dinner are you preparing? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 550721: Please help me with this question: A singer has twice as many pants as pairs of shoes in her wardrobe and three halves as many t-shirts as pants. What is the least number of clothing items she must have in her wardrobe in order to make a different shoes, pants, and t-shirt combination each day of the year? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 550854: Could you please help me with this problem?: Shawna liked to jog late at night. One night she noticed an unusual phenomenon. As she jogged, dogs would hear her and bark. Then in another 15 seconds, each barking dog would "inspire" two more dogs to start barking. Of course, long after Shawna passed the first dog, it continued to bark, as dogs are inclined to do. How many dogs were barking three minutes after Shawna passed the first dog? Click here to see answer by sudhanshu_kmr(1152)

 Question 551058: There are birds on two trees.If a bird flew from first to second tree then there are equal number of birds on each tree.However if a bird flew from second to first tree then the birds on first tree are double than the birds on second tree.How many birds are on each tree? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 551083: If a stone is tossed from the top of a 210 meter building, the height of the stone as a function of time is given by h(t) = -9.8t2 – 10t + 210, where t is in seconds, and height is in meters. After how many seconds will the stone hit the ground? Round to the nearest hundredth’s place; include units in your answer. I got -10(9.8t^2 - 10t + 210)=0 98t + 100t - 2100 49t^2 + 50t - 1050 t= 4.15 seconds Am I close?? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31532)

 Question 551177: A piece of cloth y yards long had f feet cut from one end and n inches cut from the other end. What is the length in inches of the piece that remains? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 551186: I am home schooled, I have tried to figure this out but I really do not know where to start could you please explain to me how to do this problem. Thank you. Jane has a spinner with eight sections of equal size. The sections are labeled 1,3,5,7,11,13,15, and 17. She spins the spinner 3 times and adds the numbers that she spins. Which of the following number could be the sum of her three numbers: 4, 30,31, or 52? Do I add all the numbers and then multiply by 3? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 551394: The length of a rectangular swimming pool is twice its width. The pool is surrounded by a cement walk 4ft wide. If the area of the walk is 748ft^2, determine the dimensions of the pool? Please, thank you~ :) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 551462: Max has between 78 and 89 trees he needs to plant. He wants to make exactly 7 rows of trees keeping about the same number of trees in each row. What is a reasonable number of trees Max should plant in each row? I'm not sure how I'm supposed to solve this. Click here to see answer by TutorDelphia(193)

 Question 551458: The profit, p(t), a tie company makes is given by the equation p(t)=-16t squared+64t-48, where is the number of ties sold. For what values of t does the company make a profit? P.S- this question is advanced algebra/trigonometry Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 551612: Suppose that you have \$129.00 and you want to spend it on 13 items total. How many of each can you buy if cds are \$10.00, dvds \$12.00 and books \$7.00 Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 552471: Suppose that the operation * is defined by a*b=ab-b for every pair if integers a and b. What us the results of (4*1)*3? Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 552374: a school collected 15,838 containers. how many times greater is the 8 in the hundreds place than the 8 in the ones place? explain your answer. please reply asap. thanks Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 552618: School prom committee sold 300 tickets to the prom dinner and collected \$5256. There were two choices a steak dish that costs \$18 and a fish dish that cost \$16. Now write a system of equations Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 552668: The sum of 3 times a number and 4 is between -8 and 10 Click here to see answer by fcabanski(889)

 Question 552856: The population of a town decreased by two thirds each year for 3 years. If it started with a population of 540,000, what is the population after 3 years? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 553034: In order to encourage his son to study arithmetic, a father agrees to pay his boy \$8 for every problem correctly solved and to fine him \$5 for each incorrect solution. At the end of 26 problems, neither owes anything to the other. How many problems did the boy solve correctly Click here to see answer by htmentor(809)

 Question 553127: The sum of two numbers is 48. I the smaller number is subtracted from the large, the difference is 12. Find the number? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 553183: If each lap in a pool is 100 meters long, how many laps equal one mile? Round the nearest tenth. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)

 Question 553284: I need help setting this problem up. Tina,Dawn and Harry have \$202.50 together. Tina has 3 times as much \$ as Dawn. Dawn has twice as much \$ as Harry. How much \$ does each one have? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 553309: Five students, all of different, are to be randomly arranged in a line. What is the probability that the tallest student will be first in line and that the shortest student will be last in line? Click here to see answer by prateekagrawal(56)

 Question 553318: If the average of x, y, and z is 32 and the average of y and z is 27, what is the average of x and 2x? Click here to see answer by prateekagrawal(56)

 Question 553331: If the average of three consecutive multiples of 4 is 32, what is the LEAST of these multiples? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31532)

 Question 553499: Mrs. Hill is 33 years older than her son. In 4 years she will be four times as old as her son. How old is each? I am not sure how to define all this to actually get the answer. what i have so far is x= son. so the equation I have so far is 33+x; 4+x+4x Click here to see answer by nyc_function(2733)

 Question 553642: One day a store sold 21 sweatshirts. White ones cost \$11.95 and yellow ones cost \$13.50. In all \$268.00 worth of sweatshirts were sold. How many of each color were sold? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 553659: If 4 horses eat 4 bales of hay in 4 days, in how many days will 20 horses eat 30 bales of hay? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 553656: A man makes out his will, stating that if his wife gives birth to a boy, his estate is to be divided in the proportion of two-thirds to the son and one-third to his wife. If his wife gives birth to a daughter, the daughter gets one-fourth of the estate and the wife, three-fourths. The wife gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl. How would the estate be divided so that the proportions in the will are properly considered? There are two possible solutions to this problem. Find both of them. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

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