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 Question 616476: a farmer decides to enclose a rectangular garden using the side of a barn as one side of the rectangle. What is the maximum area that the farmer can enclose with 60 foot of fence? What should the dimensions of the garden be to get this area? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6751)

 Question 616540: A 6ft tall tent standing next to a cardboard box casts a 9ft shawdow. If the cardboard box casts a shawdow that is 6ft long then how tall is it? How do i solve this problem? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 616595: in a deck of 52 cards, in how many ways can a hand of 5 hearts be chosen? Click here to see answer by solver91311(17070)

 Question 616611: An Aquarium holding African cichlids is 2 inches higher than it is wide. Its length is 33 inches, and its volume is 3960 cubic inches. What are the height and width of the aquarium? Click here to see answer by dragonwalker(72)

 Question 616628: The product of the page numbers on two facing pages of a book is 272. Find the page numbers. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 616635: find three consecutive positive integers such that the product of the first and third, minus the second, is 1 more than 6 times the third. What is the smallest integer? What is the second smallest integer? What is the largest integer? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 616606: A certain bacteria doubles every hour. Jill s illness starts with 1 bacteria cell. After 1 hour there will be 2 bacteria cells; after 2 hours there will be 4 bacteria cells. Write an equation in the form Next=Now _______ to model how the number of cells will change from one hour to the next. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)

 Question 616643: If an object is propelled upward from a height of s feet at an initial velocity of v feet per second, then it height h after t seconds is given by the equation h=-16t squared +vt+s, where h is in feet. if the object is propelled from a height of 4 feet with an initial velocity of 64 feet per second, its height h is given by the equation h =-16t squared+ 64t+4. After how many seconds is the height 32 feet? Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6751)

 Question 616664: The Volume of a rectangular Chinese box is given by the formula V=LWH. The volume of the box is 240cu units. Find the width of the box. Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1614)

 Question 616886: The alarm of Clock A rings every 4 minutes, the alarm of Clock B rings every 6 minutes, the alarm of Clock C rings every 7 minutes. If the alarms of all three clock's alarms ring at 12:00nn, the next time at which at the alarms will ring at exactly the same time is? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)
 Question 616886: The alarm of Clock A rings every 4 minutes, the alarm of Clock B rings every 6 minutes, the alarm of Clock C rings every 7 minutes. If the alarms of all three clock's alarms ring at 12:00nn, the next time at which at the alarms will ring at exactly the same time is? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 616847: In a class, 25 students have been on a plane, 20 on a train, 27 on a boat, 9 on a plane and train, 12 on a train and boat, 14 on a plane and boat, 3 on all three, and 1 on none of them How many students are in the class? Click here to see answer by EdwinParker(16)

 Question 616950: John rents a booth for \$35.00 a day and sells ice cream cones. His cost for each cone is \$2.00 and he sells the cones for \$5.00 each. If John wants to make at least a \$200.00 profit for the day, how many ice cream cones must he sell? a. 34 b. 78 c. 79 d. 118 Which would be the correct answer and please explain, the way to arrive at the answer... please.. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17070)
 Question 616950: John rents a booth for \$35.00 a day and sells ice cream cones. His cost for each cone is \$2.00 and he sells the cones for \$5.00 each. If John wants to make at least a \$200.00 profit for the day, how many ice cream cones must he sell? a. 34 b. 78 c. 79 d. 118 Which would be the correct answer and please explain, the way to arrive at the answer... please.. Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)
 Question 616950: John rents a booth for \$35.00 a day and sells ice cream cones. His cost for each cone is \$2.00 and he sells the cones for \$5.00 each. If John wants to make at least a \$200.00 profit for the day, how many ice cream cones must he sell? a. 34 b. 78 c. 79 d. 118 Which would be the correct answer and please explain, the way to arrive at the answer... please.. Click here to see answer by MathTherapy(1480)

 Question 616957: Tim is buying packages of paper plates and cups. He wants to have equal amounts of each, but plates come 24 per pack, and cups come 16 per pack. What is the least amount of plates and cups Tim will have to buy to get the same number of each? Click here to see answer by vleith(2825)

 Question 617210: A farmer must transport a fox, a goose and a sack of feed across a river. The boat is so small that he can only carry one of them at a time. How can he make the crossing so that the fox does not eat the goose and the goose will not eat the feed. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 617229: The number of tickets sold each day for an upcoming performance of Handel's Messiah is given by N(x)=-0.4x^2+8x+13, where x is the number of days since the concert was first announced. When will daily ticket sales peak and how many tickets will be sold that day? Click here to see answer by nerdybill(7003)

 Question 617584: How many times does a bicycle tire that has a radius of 11 inches rotate when it travels 13,816 inches? Please explain so I know how to do it. Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 617586: A carpenter was in a terrible hurry. He had to work as quickly as possible to cut a very heavy 10 foot plank into 10 equal sections. If it takes 1 minute per cut, how long will it take him to get the 10 equal pieces? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28699)

 Question 617585: Anne and Ben have the total weight of 120 kilograms. Ben and Charlie have the total weight of 130 kilograms. Anne and Charlie have the total weight of 150 kilograms. What is the weight of Charlie? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 617851: Given a regular die (6 sides), a. How many possible outcomes are there? b. list the possible outcomes. c. Assuming this is a fair die ( all have the same probability), what is the probability of tossing a 5? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 617857: In a deck of 52 cards, in how many ways can a hand of 5 hearts be chosen? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 617848: Find the future value of \$233.00 deposited at the end of the month for 4 years at 12% compounded monthly. Click here to see answer by unlockmath(1614)

 Question 617854: Find the mean, median, mode, & standard deviation for 32.1, 14.2, 336.0,48.57, 58.2, 68.4 Click here to see answer by IFY(62)

 Question 617581: AB x C = DE x F = GHI. the letters represent all numbers from 1-9. What is the number GHI? There are two solutions. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 617915: Please help me solve this word problem: My tens digit is 4 less than thousand digit is twice my tens digit my ten thousands digit is one less than my ones digit. My hundred digit is the sum of my tens and thousand digit. My thousand digit is 6. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 618168: Jane is filling her gas tank. After 10 seconds her gas tank 5 gallons in it. After 25 seconds her gas tank has 9.5 gallons in it. Suppose the amount of gas in the tank depends lineraly on time. Write the equation describing the gallons of gas in the tank g after s seconds How much gas will be in the tank after 50 seconds? What is the y-intercept of the equation you found? What does the number mean in this problem? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31505)

 Question 618199: Hi! I've tried several answers to this question but they have all been wrong. I hope that someone can show me the way. The amount of medication that an infant requires is typically a function of the baby's weight. The number of milliliters of an anti-seizure medication A is given by A(x)=(square root x)+2, where x is the weight of the infant in ounces. In emergencies there is often not enough time to weigh the infant, so nurses have to estimate the baby's weight. What is the function that represents the actual amount of medication the infant is given if his weight is overestimated by 1.7 ounces. Thank you for your help! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 618266: Thirty-eight teams are to compete in a single elimination basketball tournament. How many games must be played to determine a winner? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 617855: List 2 examples of a normal distribution & draw a normal distribution, labeling important aspects of this graph. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 618390: Arrange the following numbers in any order using any mathematical operation, but you must come up with the exact answer given (no rounding of answers). Be sure to use parenthensis when needed and do not use the space bar anywhere. 5,4,7,1,2 = 1 Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 618425: A two volume set of math books is on a shelf in the usual manner, the books sit upright and are side by side. The total thickness of each volume is 2 inches and the thickness of each cover is 1/8 inch. What is the distance between the first page of Volume I and the last page of Volume II? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 618433: What is the fewest number of ducks if there are two ducks before a duck, two ducks behind a duck, and a duck in the middle? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 618603: how many liters of 20% saline solution should be added to 40 liters of a 50% saline solution to make a 30% solution? Click here to see answer by dragonwalker(72)

 Question 618708: the perimeter of a rectangleis 600 yards. What are the dimensions of the rectangle if the length is 50 yards more than the width? Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 618728: Hooke's law. The distance that a hanging object stretches a spring varies directly as the mass of the object. If a 5-kilogram weight stretches a spring by 32 centimeters, how far would a 2-kilogram weight stretch the spring? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 618480: Before checking with the caterer, a cook cuts cake into 35 equal pieces and an identical cake into 42 equal pieces. The caterer, however, insists that the cakes be cut exactly alike. Into how many pieces must each cake now be cut? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

 Question 618990: 3. After purchasing the townhouses, Willie receives an assessment from the town for \$17,500 due in 2 years to pay for road repairs and new sewer hookups for the properties. How much would he need to invest today in a CD paying 5%, compounded semiannually, to fully pay the assessment in 2 years Click here to see answer by stanbon(57953)

 Question 619094: How many 8 x 10 inch papers can be cut from one measuring 72 x 73 inches? Click here to see answer by richwmiller(9144)

 Question 619125: At the start of the basketball game, the referee tosses a ball for a jump ball. The equation that models the height of the ball is h(t) = -16t2 + 24t + 5 During what time interval is the height of the ball above 9 feet? (Round your answer to the nearest tenth of a second.) a) .5 seconds to 2.1 seconds b) .4 seconds to 1.9 seconds c) .6 seconds to 1.8 seconds d) .2 seconds to 1.3 seconds Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

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