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 Question 576244: what numbers have a sum of 36 and difference of 8 Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 576557: Curtis, Ray and Andy are waiting in line for the bus. Show all the different ways they can stand in line. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)

 Question 576346: Quadratic Functions: Construction: A box is being constructed by cutting 2-inch squares from the corners of the square sheet of metal. If the box is to have a volume of 1058 cubic inches, find the dimensions of the metal sheet. Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

 Question 576610: If grass seed sells for \$8 per pound and you spend \$10, how much did you buy? Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 576747: how whould you write x equals the sum of the square root of 225 and the quotient of 15 and3 Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 577035: Suppose that the cost function for the production of a particular item is given by the equation C(x)=5x^2-400x+12,920 where x represents the number of items. How many items should be produced to minimize the cost? Click here to see answer by htmentor(789)

 Question 577101: 1. If a computer system uses 8 bits (a bit can be a 0 or a 1) to encode a character, how many different characters can be encoded with this system? i screwed up royally with my work. plz help me!!! Click here to see answer by KMST(1868)

 Question 577167: The work sheet is titled Direct/Inverse/Joint Variation A spring extends or compresses in direct proportion to the mass being supported. If spring a extends 13 cm when supporting 100g how far will it extend when supporting 20 g? y=kx 13=k100 k=13/100 y=(13/100)(20)= 13/5 Did I do this right? Thank you! Click here to see answer by solver91311(16877)

 Question 577216: The two digits in a 2-digit number add up to 8. If the numbers are reversed the original number is reduced by 18. Write equations to represent the situation and use a suitable method to find the original number? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 577283: the energy saved from 1 recycled aluminum can will operate a television set for 3 hours. how many aluminum cans would have to be recycled to furnish enough energy to operate 680 television sets for 4.5 hours per day for 1 week? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 577440: The distance that a body falls in t seconds varies directly as the square of t. if body falls 16 feet in 1 seconds, how long will it take to fall 144 ft? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 104448: Can you show me how to solve this problem Step-By-Step? A rectangle has a perimeter of 34cm. The length in centimeters of its adjacent sides are consecutive integers. Find the dimensions of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by dfrazzetto(277)

 Question 578035: Find the speed of the current of a river if a boat travels 12 mph, taking 1 hr 4 min to go 6 miles upstream and return 6 miles downstream.Please show me step by step.Thanks. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 577962: A sample of 10 was chosen from a population. The sample has a variance of 0. Which of the following are true? I. The data values in the sample are equal. II. The data values in the population are equal. III. The distribution is symmetrical. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)

 Question 578229: Joe flew 300 miles with the wind in two hours. after flying agianst the wind for two hours, he had made 270 miles of the return trip. Find thw wind speed and the speed of the plane in still air. Please help me thank you so much! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 578471: Here is the problem. You need to open a checking account and decide to shop around for a bank. Acme Bank has an account with a \$10.00 monthly charge, plus a 25-cent charge per check. Farmer's Bamk will charge you \$12 per month, with a 20-cent charge per check. How many checks would you need to write each month to make Farmer's Bank the better deal? I know there is a \$2.00 difference in the monthly charge and a \$.5 difference im the charge per check. I divide the \$2.00 by .5 to get 4 checks but I think I am still missing something. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 578503: Andy canoed down river for two hours and returned in three hours. Andy's speed in still water is 2mph faster than the speed of the current. Find both speeds, write a system and then solve it. Thank you so much you are a life saver! Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 578564: In a round-robin tournament, each team must play every other team once. How many games must be scheduled if there are 10 teams? If there are 20 teams? If there are n teams? [Hint: Use the idea of difference equations. Try to figure out how the number of games increases when one new team is added to the tournament.] Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 578644: On Tuesday, Wendy picked up three doughnuts and four large coffees for the backroom staff; she paid \$4.91. On Thursday Bruce picked up five doughnuts and six large coffees for the same group; he paid \$7.59. What the cost of one doughnut, and of one large coffee? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 578639: It took Jeremy and Kirk five hours to canoe 32 miles downstream on the upper Blue River. The next day it took them seven hours to canoe upstream for 21 miles. What was the speed of the current, and what was their average speed in still water? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 578742: I have worked to this point: 0 - 2000 gallons of water = \$2.27 per 1000/gallons I made x = gallons of water if x < or equal to 2000 = \$2.27x Question: how do I note per 1000 gallons in the equation? THank you Click here to see answer by dfrazzetto(277)

 Question 578733: The formula for the volume of a pyramid is V=1/3 Bh. If h=16 and V=64, what does B equal? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28593)

 Question 579294: There is enough candy in a bag to give 12 pieces of candy to each of 20 children, with no candy left over. If 5 children do not want any candy, how many pieces can be given to each of the others? A) 12 B) 15 C) 16 D) 18 E) 20 I don't know how to approach and solve this problem.. Thanks! Click here to see answer by Theo(3459)

 Question 579308: Ida owed her parents x dollars. Last month she paid 1/6 of the amount owed. This month she paid 1/6 of the remaining amoun plus \$20.00. In terms of x, how much money does she still owe? A) (x-2)/(6) B) (5/6)x - 20 C) (5x-20)/(6) D) (25/36)x - 20 E) (25x-20)/(36) I'm confused and I don't know how to approach and solve this.. Thanks! Click here to see answer by Theo(3459)

 Question 579305: Chris has twice as many baseball cards as Lee. If Chris gives Lee 10 of his baseball cards, he will have half as many as Lee. How many baseball caards do Chris and Lee have together? A) 10 B) 20 C) 30 D) 40 E) 60 I'm not sure how to approach this and solve it.. Thanks! Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 579299: If John gives Allen \$5 and Allen gives Frank \$2, the 3 boys will have the same amount of money. How much more money does John have than Allen? A) \$3 B) \$5 C) \$6 D) \$7 E) \$8 It seems like a simple problem but I don't know how to solve it.. Thanks! Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 579684: The sum of two numbers is 23 less than twice the first number. Their difference is 19 less than twice the second number find each of the numbers. Click here to see answer by dfrazzetto(277)

 Question 579754: I seeded both peppers and tomatoes using a total of 120 seeds. Write an equation to show this: P + T = 120 I sowed 9 times as many tomatoe seeds as pepper seeds. Write an equation to show this: Would it be 9T + P = 120 or 9P + P = 120 How many tomatoe seeds and pepper seeds did I plant? How do I solve this? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 579716: 1. Two 100-ohms resistors are connected in series to a 24-V battery. What is the current through each resistor and what is the equivalent resistance of the circuit? what is the equivalent resistance of the circuit if they are connected in parallel? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 580495: I planted a total of 75 bean and squash plants. Write an equation to show this.The bean seedlings were \$2.26 each, the squash vines were \$1.27 each. I spent a total of \$123.96. Write an equation to show this.How many bean seedlings did I plant?How many squash vines did I plant How do I work this problem? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 580676: HELP PLEASE! WORD PROBLEMS ARE CONFUSING. I do not know how to solve nor how to express as an inequality. Someone please teach me how to do this step by step. I have a test on these kinds of word problems tomorrow. We decided to have a company come in to do our landscaping for us. The first company, Casey’s Landscaping charged me \$20 per visit, and then \$20 per hour to work on our yard. The second company, Isabelle’s Lawn Care, charged us \$10 per visit, and then \$22 per hour. Which company provides a better deal for 15 hours worth of work? How do you know? Which company provides a better deal for 3 hours worth of work? How do you know? For what values does Isabelle’s Lawn Care offer the better deal? Express your answer as an inequality. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 581031: Suppose that inches of wire costs cents. At the same rate, how many inches of wire can be bought for cents? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 581047: One pump fills a tank 3 time as fast as another. Working together, they fill the tank in 6 minutes. How long does it take for each pump to fill the tank? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57323)

 Question 581089: In a recent year the number of daily newspapers in Texas was 52 more than the number of daily newspapers in Florida. Together the two states had a total of 134 dailies. How many did each state have? Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

 Question 581161: a store mixes Kentucky bluegrass worth \$11 per pound and ryegrass worth \$14 per pound. the mixture is to sell for \$12 per pound. Find how much of each should be used to make a 204-pound mixture. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 581117: Increasing the average speed of the Pickerington Express Bus by 13 km/h resulted in the 260 km trip taking a hour less than before. What was the original average speed of the bus? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 401818: The formula S=√30fd relates the speed S in miles per hour a car was traveling to the length d in geet that the car skidded when brakes were applied. The variable f is the coefficient of friction, which varies depending on the road surface and the condition of the tires. Which set(s) of numbers (real, natural, rational, whole, irrational, and integer) contain the value of S for f=0.8 and d=51? Explain! Click here to see answer by yeyitas(1)

 Question 581267: Tickets to the theater cost men 5 cents, women 2 cents, and children a tenth of a penny. The theater owner wants to fill all 100 of the seats in the theater for a total of \$1.00. What is the combination of men, women and children that can buy tickets? I have tried trial and error for about 3 hours and I am stuck. Clearly the children have to be in multiples of 10 and there needs to be a good amount of them to make it to 100 total people. Thanks for your help. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8908)

 Question 581322: On each team the players' uniforms have numbers on them. The numbers are consecutive, beginning with 1. On each team, the total of the uniforms is 105. How many players are on each team? There are 18 teams. I can not figure out how to put this into an equation. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 581317: A television dealer pays \$359.70 for a TV set. He has overhead, totaling 10% of the selling price, and wishes to make 35% profit on the selling price. What price should he charge for the set? I have this answer: x = (359.70 + (.10*359.70))/.65 = 608.72 My question is why not: x = (359.70 + (.10*359.70)) * 1.35 Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9135)

 Question 581274: A teacher must buy 100 treats for exactly \$100. Chocolate costs \$0.56 each, cupcakes cost \$0.92 each, and large cakes cost \$2.26 each. How many of each does she buy to have a total of 100 for \$100? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 581495: Find the slope of the line containing the given pair of points. If the line is undefined, state so. Please be sure to show all of your work. (1, 2) and (9, 12) Click here to see answer by rfer(12657)

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