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 Question 19903: If 2,874 people own bikes in a community and that is 74% of the town how many people are in the town. What equation do you use? Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 19918: Lynn has \$8.58 in quarters and pennies. If she has eight times as many pennies as quarters, how many of each does she have? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 20229: I need this answer quickly please: You have 2 hourglasses-a 4 min. hourglass and a 7 min. hourglass. You want to measure 9 min. How do you do it? Thanks Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 20271: one number is 7 less than another number. if 5 times the smaller number is subtracted from twicw the large number, the result is -10. find the numbers. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 20375: I needed to send you another email address in case previous one does not work. "Two boats are traveling toward each other, one at 15 mph and the other at 10mph. At 8:00 am they are 75 miles apart. When will they meet?" Thank you. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 20570: Taylor is 3 years older than Nova. In 5 years, twice the sum of their ages will equal 5 times Nova's age today. How old are Taylor and Nova today? show all work Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 20744: A ladder 13 ft long leans against a wall. The bottom of the ladder is 5 ft from the wall. How much would the lower end of the ladder have to be pulled away so that the top end would be pulled down by 2 ft? Click here to see answer by kapilsinghi(68)

 Question 20745: A ladder 13 ft long leans against a wall. The bottom of the ladder is 5 ft from the wall. How much would the lower end of the ladder have to be pulled away so that the top end would be pulled down by 2 ft? Click here to see answer by kapilsinghi(68)

 Question 20743: Trains A and B leave the same city at the same time, headed West and south respectively. Train A travels 14 km/h faster than train B. After 5 hours they are 130 km. apart. Find the speed of each train. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 20966: A cash register contains only five dollar and ten dollar bills. It contains twice as many five's as ten's and the total amount of money in the cash register is 660 dollars. How many ten's are in the cash register? Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 20994: A total of 600 tickets were sold for a concert. Twice as many tickets were sold in advance than at the door. If the tickets sold in advance were \$25 each and the tickets sold at the door were \$32 each, how much money was collected for the concert? Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 21176: If the length of a living room is 22 feet, what will that length measure in inches on a blueprint whose scale is 1/4 inches? The answer I came up with is 5 and 1/2. Im not sure about my answer. Click here to see answer by lordacro(12)

 Question 21175: I got 6 and 1/8 for this problem but Im not sure about my answer. So can someone PLEASE HELP!!!! A piece of cloth measures 2 yards, 1 foot, and 8 inches in length. What is its length in feet? Click here to see answer by lola_fish99(13)

 Question 21308: Please help me Im not sure I did this right. A carpenter has a piece of lumber measuring 7 feet 6 and 3/4 inches long. How much must the carpenter saw off to be left with a piece 5 feet 11 and 5/16 inches long? I used common denominators of 16 and then subtracted and I came up with 1 feet 7 and 7/16 inches Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 21305: I am tutoring a grade seven math student. He came with a homework question that involved octupi, nonupi, and decupi ( octupi with 8, 9 or 10 arms) the question was: In a community of 377 octupi, nonupi, and decupi, with the total number of arms being 3364 how many of each type is there? Is this just a guess and check or what? Click here to see answer by Photonjohn(42)

 Question 21318: the randolphs use 12 more gallons of oil in oct than in sept. and twice as much in nov as in sept. if they used 132 gallons for 3 months, how much was used during each month? Click here to see answer by bonster(299)

 Question 21528: using the nubers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 in order to equal 100 using the signs(+,-,*,/) Click here to see answer by smartmathgirl(11)

 Question 21643: OK i totally dont get this questiona dn it is bugging the heck out of me i just dont get it and it would mean the world to me if u answered it!! OK bob is 52 years olnd adn his mother is 77 how old was bobs mother when she gave birt to him. The bob had a son and he is 38. how old would bob be and how old would bobs mother be wen this new child was born. Use a guess adn check table. Click here to see answer by algebrapro18(206)

 Question 21729: On a trip, Debbie spent as much time on the train as she did on the bus. The train averaged 50 mph the bus averaged 35 mph if she went 105 miles more on the train how far did she go all together Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 21723: please help me with this there are 2 numbers whose sum is 50. Three times the first is five more than twice the second what are the numbers Click here to see answer by Anglophile(11)

 Question 21727: The mass of the great pyramid is 557t greater than that of the leaning tower of pisa. Stone Henge has a mass of 2695t, which is 95t less than the leaning tower of pisa, there once was a greater pyramid which had the mass twice that of the great pyramid. what was the mass of the greater pyramid? Thankyou Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 21772: A piece of cloth measures 2 yards, 1 foot, and 4 inches in length. What is its length in feet? Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 21914: y varies directly as the square of x. When y is 36, x is 2. Find y when x is 3. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 21953: The sum of three consecutive integers is 42. Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9817)

 Question 19618: the value of a building lot this year is \$78,000. this is three times its value 18 years ago. find its value 18 years ago. Click here to see answer by anjikumar(3)

 Question 21958: Cathy's yard is in the shape of a rectangle. The length is 5 m. more than three times the width of the rectangle. The area of the rectangle is 350 sq.m. Find the length and width of the rectangle. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 21954: The sum of three consecutive odd integers is 27. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 21978: A frame measures 176 total. The length is 4 inches longer than the width. What is the formula and length of the width? Click here to see answer by pwac(253)

 Question 22203: How many committees of 4 students cant be formed from a class of 15 students? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 22226: Help!!! Can you please help me with this word problem? Covert the volume 300 cc (cubic centimeters) to cubic inches. (Note that one inch equals 2.54 cm.) Thanks in advance. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 22282: Can you help me with this? If you invest in an account that pays 7% compounded continuously, what is the doubling time on you account? Thanks Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 22367: Respected sir,please help me to solve simple interest problem Rahul lends Rs. 3000 to Kishan and Rs. 1800 to Uma for 3 years. The rate of interest he charges Uma is 2% more than Kishan. If the total interest received from the both is Rs. 1836, find the two rate of interests. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 22494: Please solve this word problem: "A goat is enclosed in a 2(3.14) acre fenced area on the shape of an equilateral trianlgle. It is tethered to a post at one of the trianlgle's vertices. To the nearest foot, determine the length of a rope which will allow the goat to eat only one half of the grass in these 2(3.14) acres." I have tried to solve this problem using A=bh/2 but then I get stuck on the problem. Thank you for your help. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 22598: Help!!! Ann can row 3 mph in still water. It takes her 3 hours 36 minutes to go 3 miles upstream and return. Find the speed of the currect. Thanks for your help Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 22678: The sum of three numbers is 301. The second number is 3 less than twelve times the first number. The third number is 4 more than seven times the first number. Find the three numbers. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

 Question 22710: Thank you for your help. Here is my question. In the first week of May, a custom fencing company sold 400 feet of pasture fencing and 100 feet of picket fencing for a total of \$2600. The next week, at the same price, the fencing company sold 1300 feet of pasture fencing and 350 feet of picket fencing for a total cost of \$8750. Find the cost per foot of the pciket fencing. Click here to see answer by pridgea(6)

 Question 22738: PLease Help! Larry can destroy a room in 30 minutes, moe can destroy the same room in 40 minutes, but curly can destrot the room in 20 minutes. "working" together how long will it take them to destroy the poor room? Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)
 Question 22738: PLease Help! Larry can destroy a room in 30 minutes, moe can destroy the same room in 40 minutes, but curly can destrot the room in 20 minutes. "working" together how long will it take them to destroy the poor room? Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 22726: three people get a lot of candy they decide to split it up tomorrow. during the night person #1 gets up divides the pile evenly into thirds, takes his share and gives the one left over to the dog. Then person #2 divides the pile evenly into thirds, takes his share and gives the one left over to the dog. Then person #3 gets up divides the pile into even thirds, takes his share and gives the one left over to the dog. Next morning they all get up divide the pile into even thirds and give the one left over to the dog. What is the least number of candies that they could have started with? I know the answer is 79 but I need an equation. PLEASE HELP ME!! Click here to see answer by khwang(438)

 Question 22796: Can anyone help out? Julie and Eric row their boat (at a constant speed) 63 miles downstream for 7 hours, helped by the current. Rowing at the same rate, the trip back against the current takes 9 hours. Find the rate of the current. Click here to see answer by Paul(988)

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