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 Question 559331: two real numbers that have a sum of 5 and the same two numbers that multipled equal 5. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 559452: When half filled, how many gallons of water are contained within 5000 ft of 16 inch diameter pipe? Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)

 Question 559451: Water in a storage tank 25 feet in diameter and 30 ft deep rises 1.8 feet in one hour. What is the Gallons per Minute (GPM) flow into the tank. How long will it take to fill from empty? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 559484: To the nearest tenth of a cubic inch, how much volume is added to a spherical balloon whose radius grows from 10 to 20 inches long? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 559461: Evan, John, and Mark are on the same Learning Team. If each worked on the team assignments alone, it would take Evan 10 hours, John 8 hours, and Mark 12 hours to finish the assignments. They usually started the same time on Monday night after work. Last week, Evan started early and he worked 2 hours on the assignments when John and Mark began. All three finished the team assignments. How long did they take to finish by working together? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 559792: Fran and Jenny run a child care service because they use Fran's house, Fran earns \$150 more each month than Jenny. How much money (m) will Jenny earn in a month when the service takes in \$2300? a. equation b. solution Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 559817: Hi, my name is Courtney. May you help me with this problem, I can not figure this out. (One number is 28 more than three times another number. If each number were multiplied by four, their difference would be 232. What are the numbers?). Thank you. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 559817: Hi, my name is Courtney. May you help me with this problem, I can not figure this out. (One number is 28 more than three times another number. If each number were multiplied by four, their difference would be 232. What are the numbers?). Thank you. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 559730: I was able to get the answer for this word problem but went the long way to get it. How would u work the problem? This is from an accelerated computer math program at my child's school & he doesn't have a book. What element of math is this called? The question is: 8 teams are playing in a tournament. In the first round, each team plays each of the other teams once. How many games are played in the first round of the tournament? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 253518: For 30 minutes you do a combination of walking and jogging. At the end of your workout your pedometer displays a total of 2.5 miles. You know that you walk .05 mile per minute and jog .1 mile per minute. For how much time were you walking? For how much time were you jogging? I set it up as: (((x+y=2.5))) (((.05x+.1y=30))) But it is not working out. Can you help me? Click here to see answer by harshachittar(3)

 Question 560031: How would you explain to a fifth grader why the sum of 4 consecutive number is not divisible by 4? Examples would be great Thanks for the help. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 560165: A computer company gives a discount of 10% on a new piece of software. If it makes a profit of 11%, what percent does the marked price exceed the cost price? how do you work it out Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 460595: The cost to produce one compact disc is \$1.25 plus a one-time fixed cost of \$2500. The revenue received from selling one compact disc is \$10.00 a) Write a formula that give the cost C of producing x compact discs b) Write a formula that gives the revenue R from selling x compact discs. c) Profit equals revenue minus cost. Write a formula the profit P from selling X compact discs. d) how many compact discs need to be sold to yield a positive profit. Click here to see answer by nunezs1981(2)

 Question 560185: A family decides to rent a boat for the day while on vacation. The boat's rental rate is \$500 for the first two hours and \$50 for each additional half hour. Suppose the family can spend \$700 for the boat. What inequality represents the number of hours for which they can rent the boat? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 560188: The cost to produce one compact disc is \$1.25 plus a one-time fixed cost of \$2500. The revenue received from selling one compact disc is \$10.00 a) Write a formula that give the cost C of producing x compact discs Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 560198: A mother wants to invest \$12000 for her children's education. She invests a portion of the money in a bank certificate of deposit (CD sccount) which earns 4% and the remainder in a savings bond that earns 7%. If the total interest earned after one year is \$720, how much money was invested at each rate? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)
 Question 560198: A mother wants to invest \$12000 for her children's education. She invests a portion of the money in a bank certificate of deposit (CD sccount) which earns 4% and the remainder in a savings bond that earns 7%. If the total interest earned after one year is \$720, how much money was invested at each rate? Click here to see answer by nunezs1981(2)

 Question 560197: An insecticide contains 80 centigrams of inert ingredient for every 1 centigram of active ingredient. If the quantity of the insecticide weighs 243 centigrams, how much of each type of ingredient does it contain? Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 560240: I need help turning this word problem into an algebra problem. The bus fare in a city is \$1.50. People who use the bus have the option of purchasing a monthly coupon book for \$21.00. With the coupon book, the fare is reduced to \$0.50. Determine the number of times in a month the bus must be used so that the total monthly cost without the coupon book is the same as the total monthly cost with the coupon book. Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 560304: From a certain point you observe that the top of a cliff has an angle of elevation of 45deg. If you move 60 metres directly away from the cliff along the horizontal ground, the angle of elevation is now observed to be 30deg. how high is the cliff? Help please Click here to see answer by Theo(3464)
 Question 560304: From a certain point you observe that the top of a cliff has an angle of elevation of 45deg. If you move 60 metres directly away from the cliff along the horizontal ground, the angle of elevation is now observed to be 30deg. how high is the cliff? Help please Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 560504: The smallest angle in a triangle is half of the largest angle. The third angle is 40° less than the largest angle. Find the measure of all three angles. I don't know how to set up the problem, or what the equation would be equaled to. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 560545: Full price tickets at a concert is \$56.50. Students can purchase discounted tickets for \$ 49.50. The total tickets sold were 3150 and the total amount was \$157,647. How many full priced tickets were sold? How many discounted tickets were sold? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 560621: I am trying to simplify this. I don't actually have to solve, just set up in an algebraic expression. Below the problem is the work I did, but it's wrong. I can't figure out why. 1.In a certain triangle the measure of one angle is double the measure of a second angle but is 10 degrees less than the measure of the third angle. [The sum of the measures of three interior angles of a triangle is always 180 degrees.] What is the measure of each angle? 180 = 2x + x + 2x + 10 = 5x + 10 = 180 5x = 170 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 560870: A restaurant sells 4 kinds of sandwhichs:turkey roast beef veggie ham.customers have a choice of 3 types of bread:wheat white rye.how many different sandwhichs are possible? Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 560887: I am helping my little sister with her math homework. The word problem is: There are 18 bikes in a bike rack. There are 4 more blue bikes than yellow bikes, and 2 less yellow bikes than green bikes. How many bikes of each color are in the rack? I figured out the answer by guessing and verifying with quick math(8 blue, 4 yellow and 6 green) but she needs to show how she arrived at those numbers. I know it's an equation but have been unable to figure it out. I'm sure it's so simple. Would appreciate your help on this. Thanks!! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 560995: At the end of the 2000 WNBA regular season, the Houston Comets had 22 more victories than loses. The number of victories they had was three less than six times the number of losses. How many regular season games did the Houston Comets play during the 2000 WNBA season? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 560875: Suppose that a strip of uniform width is plowed along both sides and both ends of a garden that is 120 ft long by 90 ft wide. How wide is the strip, if the garden is one-half plowed? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 561016: Two angles are supplementary, one is 40*(degrees) more than three times the other. Find the smaller angle. Multiple choice a) 145* b) 75* c) 35* d) 105* Show work please THANK YOU! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 561019: Joe has a collection of nickels and dimes that is worth \$7.05. If the number of dimes were doubled and the number of nickles were increased by 8, the value of the coins would be \$12.35. How many dimes does he have? a) 8 dimes b) 43 dimes c) 24 dimes d) 49 dimes please show work! THANK YOU!!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57361)

 Question 561027: Mrs. Boyd has a desk full of quarters and nickles. If she has a total of 26 coins with a total face value of \$4.30, how many of the coins are nickles? a) 20 nickles b) 11 nickles c) 13 nickles d) 15 nickles Please show work. THANK YOU!! Click here to see answer by Maths68(1474)

 Question 561189: A high school has 900 students attending a football game, 40% of whom wear a coat to the game. In the competing second high school, 75% of attending students wear a coat. Of the total attending, 52.5% are wearing a coat. How many students attended from the second school (total)? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 562122: I need an equation for the tollowing word problem. at your lemonade stand you charge .50 for 1/2 cup and .75 for a full cup at the end of the day you see that 12 cups have been used and you have made 8\$ how name of each size of drink did you sell? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 562393: the light and one lighthouse flashes every 8 seconds while the other light house flashes every 15 seconds. they flash together at midnight.what is the time when they next flash together? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 562410: the light from one lighthouse flashes every 8 seconds while the other light house flashes every 15 seconds. they flash together at midnight.what is the time when they next flash together? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15656)

 Question 562639: The tens digit of a two digit number is twice the units digit. The sum of the digits is 12. Find the original number. Click here to see answer by issacodegard(60)

 Question 563206: Suppose Juan can bike 6 miles in 10 minutes. At this rate he can bike 15 miles in 25 minutes. If the rate remains constant, how many miles can he bike in 30 minutes? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 563364: A 10-ft by 20-ft rectangular swimming pool is surrounded by a walkway of uniform width. If the total area of the walkway is 136ft squared, how wide is the walkway? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

 Question 563444: Three more than five times a number is the same as thirty more than twice the number. Find the number. Click here to see answer by rfer(12662)

 Question 563517: Using this model, find the percentage of participation that can be expected if \$5 million is spent on this recycling project? Set up an equation and solve algebraically Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 563634: All twenty parking spaces in my favorite parking lot are filled. Some spaces are occupied bye motorcycles and others bye cars. Some people count to ten when they get angry, but that was not nearly enough for me. I counted wheels 66 to be exact. How many cars and how many motorcycles had invaded my territory? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 563864: If a rowing team takes 2 hours to travel 16 miles with the current but takes 4 miles to travel the same distance against the current what is their rate of speed in still water? Thank you! Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 563860: a store mixes kenyan coffee worth \$12 per kilogram and venezuelan coffee worth \$15 per kilogram. The mixture is to sell for \$13 per kilogram. Find out how much of each should be used to make a 360 kilogram mixture. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 563865: Two cars are traveling the same distance 180 miles. The first car is going from Bay City to Vernonville. The second car is going from Vernonville to Bay City. The first car is going 15 miles per hour faster than the second car. What is their rate of speed? How long does it take them to get to their destination? Thank you! Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9686)

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