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 Question 59923: I need a bit of help on this one.... It usually takes Eva 3 hours longer to do the monthly payroll than it takes Cindy. They start working on it together at 9.00 AM and at 5.00 PM they have 90% of it done. If Eva took s 2 hour lunch break while Cindy had none, then how much longer will it take for them to finish the payroll working together? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 59350: Hello tutors could someone help with these word problems thanks Tine! 2) Use the geometric sequence of numbers 1, 3, 9, 27,  to find the following: a) What is r, the ratio between 2 consecutive terms? Answer: Show work in this space. b) Using the formula for the nth term of a geometric sequence, what is the 10th term? Answer: Show work in this space. c) Using the formula for the sum of a geometric series, what is the sum of the first 10 terms? Answer: Show work in this space. Click here to see answer by tutorcecilia(2152)

 Question 60083: I need clarification on this problem. Coffee beans sell for \$9.00 per pound and \$12.00 per pound The two types are to be mixed to create 100 lbs that will sell for \$11.25 per lb. How much of each type of beans should be used in the mixture? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57307)

 Question 60080: Hello, Can you help me solve this problem? A woman made a deposit of \$261. If her deposit consisted of 77 bills, some of them one-dollar bills and the rest being five-dollar bills, how many one-dollar bills did she deposit? Thanks, KC Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 60260: Guppies cost 20 cents less than swordtails. Three guppies and 4 swordtails cost \$2.83. How much do Guppies cost? Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 60340: margaret is twice as old as jenny, and sarah is twice as old as margaret. Their combined ages total 133 years. How old is each person? in equation form Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 60484: Please help solve: The mean weight of 9 pumpkins is 16 pounds. One of the pumpkins is removed. The mean weight of the remaining 8 pumpkins is 13 pounds. What is the weight of the pumpkin that was removed, in pounds? Click here to see answer by asha(30)

 Question 60494: 12. If LEAVE = 1251225 THEN WHAT DOES 11616125 = ? a. KFAFANY b. APPAZ c. APPLE d. DEPART e. I dont know Click here to see answer by hayek(51)

 Question 60572: I would like some assistance with 2 word problems please. I have tried each one about 3-4 times and keep getting stuck with non equal answers 1. The Area of a Triangle is given as A = 1/2 BH. Find the Height (H) given that the Base (B) = 14 inches and the Area (A) = 56 square inches. 2. One number is five more than twice another. The two numbers add to 29. What are those two numbers? I come up with: 2N + 5 N + 2N + 3N + 5 = 29 3N + 5 = 29 -5 -5 6N / 6 = 24 / 6 N = 8 Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)
 Question 60572: I would like some assistance with 2 word problems please. I have tried each one about 3-4 times and keep getting stuck with non equal answers 1. The Area of a Triangle is given as A = 1/2 BH. Find the Height (H) given that the Base (B) = 14 inches and the Area (A) = 56 square inches. 2. One number is five more than twice another. The two numbers add to 29. What are those two numbers? I come up with: 2N + 5 N + 2N + 3N + 5 = 29 3N + 5 = 29 -5 -5 6N / 6 = 24 / 6 N = 8 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 60663: Phil collects .50 stamps and .60 stamps. At the post office he purchased 27 stamps worth \$15.00. HOw many of each kind did he get? Click here to see answer by asha(30)

 Question 60672: Hi I am having a problem grasping consecutive integers. I do not know how to write out this equation. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Lee Ann Problem: Twice the sum of the first and third of three consecutive integers is fifteen less than the second integer. Find the integers. Click here to see answer by praseena(37)
 Question 60672: Hi I am having a problem grasping consecutive integers. I do not know how to write out this equation. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Lee Ann Problem: Twice the sum of the first and third of three consecutive integers is fifteen less than the second integer. Find the integers. Click here to see answer by uma(370)

 Question 60716: I need some assistance on the whole problem and how to do it please. How do I do the set up and then solving it along with check. Please Please help. The area of a triangle is given as A = 1/2 BH. Find the height (H) given that the Base (B) = 14 inches and the area (A) = 56 sq. inches. I need to find the height. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 60746: "The scouts sold small hoagies for \$3 each and large hoagies for \$4. if they sold a total of 260 hoagies worth \$930 how many of each size hoagie did they sell Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 60760: HELP! I need assistance with this demand supply problem! The demand and supply equations for a certain item are given by D=-5p+40 S=-p^2+30p-8 Find the equilibrium price! Thanks in advance! ac Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8908)

 Question 60767: One number is 12 more than another. The sum of the smaller number and twice the larger number is 39 what is the larger number I need help i CAME UP WITH 17 BUT i AM NOT SURE HOW I GOT IT.cAN YOU SHOW ME PLEASE? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15649)

 Question 60821: Help find the treasure.....please... Is this (2x+6)=2x+4/x or 1/2x+6+2x+4=1 Ahmed has first half of a treasure map, which indicates that the treasure is buried in the desert (2x + 6) paces from Castle Rock. Vanessa has the other half of the map. Her half indicates that to find the treasure, one must go to the Castle Rock, walk x paces to the North, and then walk (2x + 4) paces to the East. If they share their information, then they can find x and save a lot of digging. What is x? Click here to see answer by hayek(51)

 Question 60816: The height h in feet of an object after t seconds is given by the function h=-16t^2+40t+6. How long will it take the object to hit the ground? Round your answer to the nearest thousandth. Thanks! CH Click here to see answer by hayek(51)

 Question 60834: This one has me bogged down. I am attempting to graph and looking at the table. Is this the correct way of looking at this equation? The total profit (P in dollars) for sales of x machines is given by P(x) = - 0.2 x^2 + 300x  200. Find the following: a. The profit if 500 machines are sold. b. How many machines must be sold for maximum profit? Click here to see answer by consc198(59)

 Question 60872: Good evening! help me in this problem,. Jone has three ribbons of different colors and lengths. She has 3.5 meters of blue ribbons, 4.9 meters of red ribbon, and 5.6 meters of white ribbon. He wou like to cut these ribbons so that all pieces of the three different colored ribbons have the same length. What is the longest length into which she could cut the ribbons? Explain me please! modi Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 60873: I am trying to solve this problem but I have go stuck adult tickets for a play cost \$8.00 There were 21 people in all the theatre collected \$288.00 in all I need to find out how many children attended the theatre. 18(21-y)+8=288 378-18+8x=288 378-y=288 378-288=y this is where I got lost please help me with this Thank you so much. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 60876: Adult tickets cost \$18.00 children cost \$8.00 there were 21 people total at the theatre and they collected \$288.00 how many children attended? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 60876: Adult tickets cost \$18.00 children cost \$8.00 there were 21 people total at the theatre and they collected \$288.00 how many children attended? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)
 Question 60876: Adult tickets cost \$18.00 children cost \$8.00 there were 21 people total at the theatre and they collected \$288.00 how many children attended? Click here to see answer by praseena(37)

 Question 60949: I am not good setting these up. Can someone help me figure these out? \ This a two part question: Margarita is hired by an accounting firm at a salary of \$60,000 per year. Three years later her salary has increased to \$70,500. A) Assuming that her salary increases linearly, find an equation that relates her annual salary S and the number of years t that she has worked. B) What will her salary be after 12 years with the firm? Thanks for your help. Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 58446: I'm having trouble with a word problem, not from a book and don't understand how to find an equation for this one: Use the digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and form a 10 digit number. It must be divisible by every number starting at 1 through 18, including 18. Each digit must be used only one time. Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 60987: Velocity. If a ball is dropped from a height of 256ft. then the formula v(t)= -32t expresses its velocity in feet per second as a function of time in "t" seconds. a) Find the v(0), the velocity of the ball at time t=0 b) Find v(4) Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 60986: Sharon's revenue "R" (in dollars) on the sale of "x" fruitcakes is determined by the formula R=50x-x^2. Her cost in "C" (dollars) for producing the x fruitcakes is given by the formula C=2x+40. For what values of x is Sharon's profit positive? (Profit=revenue-cost) Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 60980: I always have trouble with these distance/height ones. Can anyone help me out?Thanks for any efforts. When the soccer golie kicks a ball, the height (in feet) of the ball after t seconds is given by: h(t)=-16t^2 + 64t. How long before the ball hits the ground? Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 59191: 106. Surface area of a cube. The formula A=6V^2/3 gives the surface area of a cube in terms of its volume V. what is the volume of a cube with surface area 12 square feet? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 61004: Can somebody please help me! Find all real and imaginary solutions, b^4 + 13b^2 + 36 = 0 I have been working on this problems for a couple of days and I can't seem to understand, or even know what to do. Thank you Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 60890: One pipe can fill a tank in 8 minutes and a second pipe can fill it in 12 minutes. If the tank is empty, how long will it take both pipes to fill it? Thank you for looking. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)
 Question 60890: One pipe can fill a tank in 8 minutes and a second pipe can fill it in 12 minutes. If the tank is empty, how long will it take both pipes to fill it? Thank you for looking. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 60892: I really need help with this question. When a ball is thrown vertically upward, its height (h, in feet)above the ground after t seconds is described by the mathematical formula h=12t^2 + 96t +80. At what times is the ball 103 feet above the ground? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 61038: The length of a rectangle is three times the width. The perimeter of the rectangle measures 72 inches. How long is the length of the rectangle? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 61058: If the perimeter of a rectangle is 36 ft and the width is 10 ft, find its length. [Hint: The perimeter of a rectangle is given by P = 2L + 2W.] Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 61059: Anna has 12 bills in her wallet, some \$5 and some \$10. The total value of the bills is \$100. How many of each bill does Anna have? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9671)

 Question 61061: Joe was charged \$437 interest for 1 month on a \$3800 credit card balance. What was the monthly interest rate? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 61060: At 1:00 p.m., a car leaves a city and travels north at a rate of 55 mi/h. An hour later, a second car leaves the city and travels south at a rate of 60 mi/hr. At what time will the two cars be 285 miles apart? Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 61063: An airplane covered 25 miles of its route while decreasing its altitude by 19,000 feet. Find the slope of the airplane's line of descent. Round to the nearest hundredth. [Hint: 1 mi = 5280 feet.] Click here to see answer by funmath(2925)

 Question 61075: A total of \$1150 was investe3d , part of it at 12% and part at 11%. The total yield was \$133.75. How much was invested at each rate? Click here to see answer by joyofmath(189)

 Question 61086: Please help! I have no idea how to even approach this problem. Thank you. One on one. Find two positive real numbers that differ by 1 and have a product of 1. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 61271: Area of a window. A window is in the shape of a square of side s, with a semicircle of a diameter s above it. Write a function that expresses the total area of a window s a function of s. Gracias Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

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